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Side chair

1765–90


Object Place: Charlestown or Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 151

Dimensions

Overall: 95.3 x 58.4 x 52.1 cm (37 1/2 x 23 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

36.2

Medium or Technique

Mahogany; maple, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

The interlace of the diamond-splat back flows into the bowed top rail. The stiles are flat, the shoe and the seat rails have molded upper edges. The cabriole front legs have pointed knees and pad feet with deep wide-spreading pads. The rear legs are rectangular in section with rounded edges and curve backwards, flaring slighty at the foot. There is a small bracket on each side at the rear leg. Mate to 36.3

Inscription

Gouge marks on inside of rear rail: "( ( ( ( ( ( "
Slip seat with gouge marks on rear rail: "( ( ( ("

Two labels are on underside of the rear seat rail. One, a jelly label with red border, reads: "Wood . . . [torn]" The second, also a jelly label with a red border but slightly larger, reads: "David Wood Jr. / [illegible] 1716"

Provenance

Owned by Colonel David Wood, Jr. (1742-1808) and his wife Margaret Sprague of Charlestown, from whom it descended to the Edes family.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes