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Side chair with a serpentine crest rail depressed at center and terminating in flared ears, a solid, vasiform splat seated within a molded shoe, a trapezoidal seat frame beaded along its top edge with rounded front corners and flat-arched front and side rails, and cabriole front legs with rounded knees, ogee knee blocks, and trifid feet with three raised tongues. Crest rail is beaded along its outside edge, flat on front, and rounded at back. Raked-back rear stiles are beaded along their outside edge, flat on front, and rounded at back with double-pegged through tenons and circular legs and feet below the seat rail. Front and side seat rails are double-pegged at each joint. Knee blocks are secured with rose-headed nails. Two-piece, vertical grain, quarter-round front corner blocks and one-piece, vertical grain, quarter-round rear corner blocks.

Trapezoidal slip-seat frame with red silk damask cover. The frame itself is covered in ethafoam.





Walnut (primary), cedar (corner blocks) yellow pine (slip seat)


Overall (H x W x D): 39 1/4 in. x 21 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (99.7 cm x 55.25 cm x 50.17 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased by the Friends of the Collection, 2005


Inscribed on the rabbet of the front seat rail: "IIII".

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Colors (Beta)

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