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Side Chair

1790-1810
Origin: America, New York, New York
OH: 39 1/8"; OW: 18 1/2"; D: 21 1/2"
Mahogany and ash
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1930-103
Side chair, shield back with triple-arched cresting with all members of back molded on face; splat composed of central member with vertically pierced fan tapering to a rectangular cross-hatched element above a carved series of pendent husks with a pair of opposing, carved acanthus leaves below; narrower, curved member at either side of central splat - each with molded face and similar in design to center splat but without carved husks; carved leafage forms juncture between corners of cresting and top of side splats; all three splats merge into fan-carved lunette at center of base; shaped stiles molded on front face with carved leafage at juncture of back and stiles; broad seat with serpentine front edge upholstered over the seat rails; tapering front legs molded on outside faces with molding ending in small, carved lunette just above high, spade feet; tapering rear legs, square in section, and flaring slightly to rear.

Woods: Primary wood is mahogany with ash seat frame, diagonal braces, and back rail.
Mark(s):None found.