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Armchair

1800-1815
Origin: America, Massachusetts or New Hampshire
OH: 45 1/2"; OW: 25"; D: 22"
Mahogany, maple, and lightwood inlay
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1971-421
Appearance: Armchair with tall upholstered back and seat; serpentine crest rail; out curving shaped arms ending in S shaped arm supports that curve forward to end at top of front legs; arm supports inlaid with two bellflowers interspersed with ovals and string inlay around sides and top; inverted baluster shaped front legs turned and reeded with rectangular panel at top of leg veneered with light wood, possibly birch; rear legs square in cross section, rake back at feet.

Woods: The seat rails are maple; the inlaid panels above the front legs are probably birch.