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Ladder-back side chair with three arched, lateral bow, slats between two cylindrical stiles or back posts with cone-shaped finials, a woven rush seat, and cylindrical front posts joined by box stretchers. Faint lines are inscribed around the back posts to mark the placement of the seat and stretchers; a deeper line is inscribed just below the level of the back stretcher. The stretcher support consists of two plain rods on the front and sides and a single rod at back, mounted slightly below the level of the lower side stretcher.

The upper slat is secured with nails, has slightly different shaping than the other slats, and appears to be of a different wood (such as ash or chestnut), suggesting that it is a replacement.

Date

1750-1900


Geography


Material/Technique

Walnut (posts and stretchers), hickory (slats), rush


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 40 1/4 in. x 18 5/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (102.24 cm x 47.31 cm x 35.88 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1952


Object Number

M-913


Colors


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