Specimen chair

Cabinet-maker's specimen chair

about 1780


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

93.98 x 53.34 x 40.64 cm (37 x 21 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.27

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

Mahogany. With rounded back and molded frame and pierced balloon-shaped splat filled with an anthemion, husks and a hexafoil rosette below. Serpentine seat; serpentine front seat rail and front legs showing two alternative designs, sivided inthe center (one with a narrow band of husks on the rail and fluted tapering l eg the other with shaped and molded rail centered by a patera), the tapering legs carvded with long leaves headed by an anthemion.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund and Gift of Richard Milhender