Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-5192

Description

Bow-back Windsor side chairs have nine spindles with bamboo turnings; crest rail is chamfered with inscribed lines following front edge; the saddle seat peaks slightly at front center, while an inscribed line isolates the spindle area; turned legs, taper at center; two side stretchers are jointed at their bulbous centers by a single medial stretcher; legs have two slightly worn ring turnings; legs pierce seat; spindles have pierce crest rail simple joinery (doweled?) painted brown.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
ash (wood)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Windsor chairs
Maple
Pine
Ash
Windsor
Painted
CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

39.125 x 21.25 (HxW), 20.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.558.2