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Each of the four matching chairs:
Green-painted high-back Windsor armchair with a flat-top crest rail with scrolled ears, nine plain, tapered spindles, ball-ring-and-baluster-turned arm posts, a D-shaped, saddled seat, and four splayed, double-baluster-spool-and-cylinder-turned legs with ball feet joined by H-mounted stretchers. The arm rail terminates in plain rounded ends with straight sides; it is supported on the sides by three plain, tapered spindles which are tenoned into the seat and rail and which extend through the rail and are wedged. The arm supports are tenoned into the seat and the rail; they extend through the rail and are wedged. The plank seat has a slight pommel at front center and a deep groove outlining the front and back of the spindle and arm post area. The legs are tenoned through the seat and wedged. The stretcher support has single-swell side stretchers and a medial stretcher with three rings at center flanked by baluster ends.

Unpainted chair (formerly RN05.135):
High-back Windsor armchair with a flat-top crest rail with scrolled ears, nine plain, tapered spindles, ball-ring-and baluster-turned arm posts, a D-shaped, saddled seat, and four splayed, double-baluster-spool-and-cylinder-turned legs with inverted baluster feet joined by H-mounted stretchers. The arm rail terminates in plain rounded ends with straight sides; it is supported on the sides by three plain, tapered spindles which are tenoned into the seat and rail and which extend through the rail and are wedged. The arm supports are tenoned into the seat and the rail; they extend through the rail and are wedged. The plank seat has a slight pommel at front center and a deep groove outlining the front and back of the spindle and arm post area. The legs are tenoned through the seat and wedged. The stretcher support has single-swell side stretchers and a medial stretcher with three rings at center flanked by baluster ends.

The feet have been cut down by 2-3".

Red-painted chair (formerly RN05.136):
Red-painted high-back Windsor armchair with a flat-top crest rail with scrolled ears, nine plain, tapered spindles, ball-ring-and-baluster-turned arm posts, a D-shaped, saddled seat, and four splayed, double-baluster-spool-and- cylinder-turned legs with inverted baluster feet joined by H-mounted stretchers. The arm rail terminates in plain rounded ends with straight sides; it is supported on the sides by three plain, tapered spindles which are tenoned into the seat and rail and which extend through the rail and are wedged. The arm supports are tenoned into the seat and the rail; they extend through the rail and are wedged. The plank seat has a slight pommel at front center and a deep groove outlining the front and back of the spindle and arm post area. The legs are tenoned through the seat and wedged. Black plastic caps cover three of the feet. The stretcher support has single-swell side stretchers and a medial stretcher with three rings at center flanked by baluster ends.

Date

c.1891


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Hickory, paint


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 45 in. x 26 1/4 in. x 18 1/2 in. (114.3 cm x 66.68 cm x 46.99 cm)
Other (Height and depth of seat): 21 3/8 in. x 17 1/8 in. (54.29 cm x 43.5 cm)
Other (Width at arms): 35 3/8 in. (89.85 cm)
Other (Width at front of seat): 23 5/8 in. (60.01 cm)
Other (Width at back of seat): 18 3/4 in. (47.63 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Tobias G. Richardson, Vice Regent for Louisiana, 1891


Object Number

M-942/A-F


Colors


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