Fancy Armchair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1805-1830

GUSN

GUSN-7615

Description

Sheraton style armchair, painted green. Curved round stiles with domed finial. Three pierced ribbon-back slats. Cane seat has outward curving sides; front has pronounced serpentine curve. Front legs are round with double ring turning at top. Double side and rear stretchers are round while front stretcher is vase and ring turned. Thin outward curving round arms; two ring and base turned arm supports with round frontal support with bulbous turning at top.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
cane (plant material)
painting (coating)
piercing
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
serpents (suborder)
Sheraton
Cane
Painted
Pierced
Turned
Sheraton
Serpent
CHAIR

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33.5 x 20.125 x 17.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.898.3