Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1755-1785

GUSN

GUSN-55693

Description

Side chair. Mahogany with birch front and side seat rails. Yoke crest with central carved shell and carved molded ears. Pierced splat with central owl-eye design. Over-the-rail upholstered seat outlined with a single row of brass nails. Swell turned front and rear stretchers, joined by turned blocks to side stretchers and legs. Rests on creased cabriole front legs with acanthus leaf-carved knees that terminate claw and ball feet and chamfered, raked back legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
mahogany (wood)
birch (wood)
Chippendale
Upholstered
Chippendale
Chair

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, MA; Salem, MA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38 1/16 x 24 x 17 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1948.16

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly
Possibly