Ladder-back child's armchair with three slats between two cylindrical stiles or back posts with urn-shaped finials, cylindrical, single-swell arms, a rush seat, and baluster-and-cylinder-turned front posts joined by plain, cylindrical, box stretchers. The slats are oval in outline, tapering to a point where they join the back posts and are planed flat on the front and back. Faint lines are inscribed around the back posts to mark the placement of the slats, arms, seat, and stretchers and around the front posts to mark the placement of the seat and stretchers. The front posts are tenoned into the arms and secured with a square peg on the outside.

The stretchers are unusually close to the floor, suggesting that the legs may have been cut down.

Date

1760-1860


Geography


Material/Technique

Walnut (primary), possibly maple (arms), rush


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 20 1/2 in. x 14 1/4 in. x 11 in. (52.07 cm x 36.2 cm x 27.94 cm)


Credit

Gift of James Channing, 1969


Object Number

M-2389/B


Colors


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