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Cane great chair

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Armchair with cane back and seat within molded frame. Crest rail is high flat-topped arch, formed by two broken cyma curves; the stay rail, a flattened inverted version; shaped arms with scrolled terminals over turned supports with inverted lobed vase. Canted rear legs are rounded between...

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Owned originally by Hezekiah Wyllys (1672-1741), secretary of the Connecticut colony; his son, George Wyllys (1710-1796); his son, Hezekiah Wyllys (1747-1827); later purchased by Harry Arons, a dealer from Ansonia, Connecticut, from the estate of Colonel Philip Wainwright of Hartford, Connecticut

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by a Friend of the Department of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

About 1700–10

Object Place

London, England


134.62 x 58.42 x 44.13 cm (53 x 23 x 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, cane




Furniture, Seating and Beds