Fancy Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1815-1820

GUSN

GUSN-7504

Description

Gold painted chair decorated with black gilt, and green painting. Frontal turned legs slightly raked below foot rest or frontal stretcher composed of two thin splats enclosing three decorative round balls. Two turned side stretchers on each side and one back flanked by simple turned legs. Saddle shaped caned seat with decorated seat rail with black oval enclosing a gilt oval. Raked stiles have similar decoration with a stylized leaf at the ears. Enclosed are a flat, thin lower slat, a middle splat of three thin pieces joined by round balls, and a wide crest rail decorated with a lyre, violin, and music book motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
cane (plant material)
hardwood
painting (coating)
lyres
music
songbooks
violins
Hardwood
Painted
Cane
Sheet Music
Violin
Lyre
Music Book
CHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

35 x 18.375 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.436.3