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Klismos chair in grained hardwood. Curved rectangular top rail with brass knob at one end. Inlaid brass beading ending in flowered scroll. Lower back rail tapers inward with brass leaf and arrow motifs. Scrolls border central circle with brass floral motif. Stiles curve in near seat and flare out to straight feet. Slightly raised curved side rails ending in curved front legs. Seat caned in wicker with brass inlaid rectangular beading on front rail.
chairs (furniture forms)
Original to Josiah Quincy House (Quincy, Mass.),
32 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 16 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Edmund Quincy
Title Pair of Klismos chairs Accession Number 2009.5.34