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Easy chair. Black walnut with maple and white pine secondary wood. Swelled medial and rear stretchers with central turned contour. Two front cabriole legs with cyma-curved moldings on knee blocks terminatie in pad feet. Rectangular raked back legs terminate in block turnings.
chairs (furniture forms)
black walnut (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
Highlights of the furniture collection: This is the only known documented Boston-made cabriole-leg easy chair. Upholsterer Samuel Grant completed the chair in August, 1759. His account books from that period document that he purchased his chair frames from Clement Vincent and George Bright. Jonathan Sayward purchased the chair for his home in York, Maine, where it remains today.
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),
Title Easychair slipcover back and arm Accession Number 1977.541A
Title Easychair cushion slipcover Accession Number 1977.541B
Title Easychair flounce Accession Number 1977.541C
Grant, Samuel (Upholsterer)
Possibly Vincent, Clement (Furniture maker)
Possibly Bright, George, 1726-1805 (Furniture maker)
47 x 33 x 24 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)