Fancy Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1845-1860

GUSN

GUSN-49551

Description

Side chair with balloon back with volutes and a scrolled slat. Cane seat. Turned and splayed legs. Painted cream with gold striping and floral designs over a black base layer. Embroidered needlepoint seat cushion with floral designs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
wood (plant material)
caning
needlepoint (needleworking)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
Painted
Caned
Needlework
Turned
Chair

Inscription

"21" (stamped)
"This chair was worked by Aunt Sally Lyman (Mrs. George T. Lyman)" (handwritten)
" * " (A star shape)

Associated Building

Original To Lyman Estate (Waltham, Mass.),

Maker

Lyman, Sally (Otis), 1825-1894 (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

31 5/8 x 16 1/4 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the children of Arthur and Susan Cabot Lyman

Accession Number

1978.12

Places

possibly