Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1755-1785

GUSN

GUSN-55007

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with white pine corner blocks. Serpentine crest rail with central shell carving and carved molded ears. Stiles have rounded backs. Pierced splat with owl-eye central design. Original loose seat with small brackets nailed at rear corners of seat rails. Rests on creased cabriole legs terminate in ball and claw feet with raked claws and rear club feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
claw-and-ball feet
Chippendale
maple (wood)
eyes (motifs)
owl (bird)
shell (animal material)
Mahogany
Pine
Maple
Unidentified Textile
Upholstered
Chippendale
Ball-and-Claw
Shell
Owl-eyed
CHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1949.191G
35.1932

Related Items

Title Chair seat cover fragment Accession Number NULL

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

MA, Boston-Salem area; Boston, MA; Salem, MA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38 3/8 x 23 7/16 x 17 1/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Thacher

Accession Number

1949.191G

Reference Notes

Jobe, Brock and Myrna Kaye. New England Furniture: The Colonial Era. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly
Possibly