Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-8338

Description

Side chair. Maple, ash, rush seat. Grain-painted to imitate walnut. Curved crest rails with peaked ears and scooped center over vase-shaped splat. Molded lower rail. Rush seat with exposed corner seat rail. Block-and-baluster turned front legs joined by baluster- and ring-turned front stretcher. Double side and single back stretchers also turned. Rests on Spanish feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
ash (wood)
carving (processes)
graining
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
rush (material)
turning (shaping process)
maple (wood)
Queen Anne
rush (material)
Maple
Ash
Rush
Carved
Turned
Painted
Queen Anne
Grained
CHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Newbury, MA, Newbury, Mass. area

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

39 x 19 3/4 x 14 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.537.3

Places

Massachusetts (United States)