Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1806

GUSN

GUSN-5372

Description

Square back with squared top and lower rails enclosing four bamboo turned columnar spindles set into plinths under the gilt and copper painted rectangular crest that breaks top rail; crest with painted design of arrow, bow and sheath; round stiles with blocks at top corners with button knops; shaped raked back squared legs with painted line border; caned square seat with slightly bowed front rail; tapered front legs with cup and ring turnings at top, set under square blocks; painted to look like reeding; sides with two dowel stretchers, one at back; front bar-type stretcher with painted leafy motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
birch (wood)
mahogany (wood)
painting (coating)
arrows
Fancy
Federal
Mahogany
Birch
Painted
Fancy
Federal
Arrow
Bow
CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Folsom, Josiah, Mr. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Portsmouth, NH, USA

Dimensions

34.625 x 18 x 16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.721C

Places

New Hampshire (United States)