Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1740-1760

GUSN

GUSN-62497

Description

Side chair with solid vase shaped splat, carved shell crest rail, round stiles, and balloon seat. Wide (3/4") chamfered rear legs, above side stretchers, turned stretchers, cabriole legs with pad feet. Chair has its original black leather upholstery. One of a set of four.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
walnut (wood)
maple (wood)
carving (processes)
turning (shaping process)
Queen Anne
Walnut
Carved
Queen Anne
Maple
Turned
Chair

Label

Elegant Embellishments: This chair, which retains its original black leather upholstery and marsh grass stuffing, closely resembles a set of chairs made in 1763 by John Goddard, of Newport, for Moses Brown, of Providence, Rhode Island. This example descended in the Barrett family of Concord, Massachusetts and New Ipswich, New Hampshire.

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

1948.153b

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

MA; RI

Dimensions

40 7/8 x 21 3/4 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.406.2

Places

Rhode Island (United States)
Probably
Possibly