Slipper Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1847-1848

GUSN

GUSN-64473

Description

Gothic Revival upholstered chair with pointed arch back enclosing tracery carving surmounted by acanthus crocket. Upholstered rectangular back flanked by rectangular stiles with recessed arch lozenges terminating in recessed quatrefoil block at back rail. Carved drops between back rail and upholstered seat. Skirt with recessed lozenge flanked by two quatrefoil corner blocks which echo stile design and surmount columnar turned and reeded legs. Ogee carved legs on rear, all with casters. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

slipper chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
Gothic Revival
quatrefoils
walnut (wood)
Chair
Chair, Slipper
Walnut
Gothic Revival
Wool
Quatrefoil
Chair, Slipper

Label

Used in Cherished Possessions 2002-2005: Henry Bowen hired Thomas Brooks of Brooklyn to build the furniture for Roseland Cottage, his new house in Woodstock, Connecticut. This side chair is among the Gothic furnishings that Bowen ordered, which included two settees, a window seat, a footstool, a center table, a number of chairs, a hall stand, and a cottage bedroom suite. The Gothic style, with its use of pointed arches, trefoils and quatrefoils, and emphasis on verticality, derived from church architecture and suited the romantic tendencies of the day.


Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Probably Brooks, Thomas, 1811-1887 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Object Type

Furniture; Seating Furniture

Dimensions

53 4/16 x 20 1/2 x 22 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.426

Places

New York state (United States)
Probably