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Backstool

1770-1800
Origin: America, Rhode Island, Newport
OH: 38"; OW: 21"; OD: 17 3/4"
Mahogany, maple, white pine
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1968-805
Appearance: Upholstered side chair with a rectangular stuffed back; serpentine crest; straight sides; square seat, upholstered over rails; square front legs fluted on outside surfaces above stretchers, stop-fluted below, chamfered on inside edge; rectangular plain rear legs, raking backward in two steps; two side and medial stretchers, molded on front on outside edge, rectangular in cross section; rear stretcher plain.

Woods: The seat rails and back frame are soft maple. Two original, very large corner blocks of white pine are nailed and glued to the seat frame (other two blocks are missing).