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Backstool (Side Chair)

ca. 1730
Origin: England, London
OH: 38"; OW: 24 3/4"; OD: 23 1/4"
Walnut; beech and deal
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1936-128
Backstool; rectangular back, with rounded upper corners, stuffed and upholstered; square seat, stuff and upholstered partly over seat rails; lower half of seat rails exposed on front and sides; large, finely carved mask in relief in center of front seat rail; cabriole legs with craved shell on knees and carved scrolls on shoulders; legs terminate in ball and claw feet; cabriole rear legs terminate in blocked feet.

Woods: Primary: Walnut; Secondary: beech and deal framing
Mark(s):"ID" stamped into upper inside edge of right, rear leg.