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Side chair (one of a pair)

about 1870–1880


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 127 x 56.5 cm (50 x 22 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1973.31

Medium or Technique

Walnut, burl veneer

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Walnut, seat and back upholstered in maroon velvet. Chanelled stiles with foliated capitals, carved blocks and turret finials at apex, and turning resting on blocks at base. Pierced crest rails, with trefoil motifs and crotchets at intervals along top, forms pointed arch with foliated crest. Chair rail pierced with quatrefoil motifs. Seat rails shaped with raised veneer panels on either side of added carved leaf. Front legs turned at top and foot with chanelled straight section between.

Inscription

Engraved plastic plaque attached to back rail: "FROM THE FIFTH AND SIXTH / MEETING HOUSES / OF / THE FIRST CHURCH IN NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS / CONGREGATIONAL-UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST."

Provenance

Owned by the First Church, Newton, Massachusetts; 1973, gift of the FIrst Church, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, upon its dissolution in 1972(Accession Date January 10, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Newton