Side chair with an arched crest rail and scrolled-back ears, a splayed splat with four piercings over a vase-shaped base set in a shoe, a trapezoidal seat frame beaded along its top edge, and straight, square or Marlborough front legs beaded on their outside corners joined by H-mounted stretchers and a rear stretcher mounted higher between the rear legs. Crest rail and stiles flat on front and rounded at back. Fixed shoe constructed from two pieces of wood. Raked-back rear legs with wedged through tenons, double-pegged on the back and side, and square feet. All legs chamfered on the inside corners. Quarter-round, vertical grain corner blocks at the rear corners and two small quarter-round, vertical grain corner blocks used at each front corner.

The top corners of the splat appear to have been removed at some point.

Trapezoidal slip seat frame upholstered in neutral-colored cotton printed with a polychrome, large-scale, Indian-inspired floral. Black cotton covers the bottom of the slip-seat.





Mahogany (primary)


Overall: 38 1/4 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 18 7/8 in. (97.16 cm x 52.07 cm x 47.96 cm)
Other (Seat front): 20 1/2 in. (52.07 cm)
Other (Seat back): 15 5/16 in. (38.89 cm)
Other (Seat): 17 1/8 in. (43.51 cm)
Other (Seat): 16 3/16 in. (41.1 cm)
Other (Crest rail): 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm)

52.1 cm97.2 cm48 cm

* Object size compared to a tennis ball

Credit Line

Mount Vernon Collection


Inscribed on the top of the front seat rail: "II".

Written in chalk in large script on the outside of the rear seat rail: "RR".

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Colors (Beta)

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