Side chair

Seat back in form of infinity symbol surmounted by carved rocaille work over 'C' scroll. The whole above lyre-shaped splat and undecorated stiles. Seat is covered in modern red damask extending over seat rails and held down with brass tacks. Front cabriole legs end in claw and ball fet and have carved acanthus leaves covering both knee brackets ending in a carved scroll projecting from top of knee. Back canted legs end in pad feet and have scroll on each knee bracket.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

Side chair

  • English, about 1740–1750
England
Dimensions
92 x 60 x 67 cm (36 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 26 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Walnut, walnut veneer
Classification
Furniture
Type
seating
Accession Number
1983.105
On view
Simone and Alan Hartman Galleries (Newland House) - 241B

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