Folding chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1873-1880

GUSN

GUSN-50770

Description

Folding chair. Walnut, wool upholstery. Arched crest with brass studs over rectangular upholstered back; flanked by curved stiles with brass capped ball finials. Curved half arms continue to front legs and are joined by two turned stretchers. The front seat rail joins curved back legs as does single back stretcher. Upholstered seat and back patterned with medallions with floral sprays and leafy surrounds in red, green, black, yellow, and beige. Backed in polished cotton.

Details

Descriptive Terms

folding chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
walnut (wood)
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Wool
Woven
CHAIR, FOLDING

Inscription

Green paper label under front seat rail: ""E.W. VAILL/ Patentee and Manufacturer/ Worcester, Mass./ Patented April 22, 1873."" ""No 72""

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Vaill, E. W. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Worcester, MA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

33 1/2 x 18 x 16 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.282

Places

Massachusetts (United States)