Banister-back Side Chair

Date

1735-1760

GUSN

GUSN-5022

Description

Black painted frontal turned legs with bulbed feet and bobbin turnings enclose two turned foot rests; plain turned rear legs enclose one simple thin stretcher; two thin stretchers on the sides; bobbin turned stiles terminating in ball finials enclose a flat, scalloped edge crest rail; three split balusters follow design of stiles--the flat side facing forward, enclosed by a simple rung on the bottom; seat upholstered with linen crewel embroidery in browns and gold.

Details

Descriptive Terms

banister-back chairs
side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
crewelwork (technique)
embroidering
linen (material)
hardwood
wool (textile)
Linen
Wool
Unidentified Hardwood
Embroidered
Crewelwork
CHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

43.5 x 19.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.444