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Folding chair, Renaissance Revival

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Label on underside of seat reads: "Boston Furniture Co. / Patented April 19, 1870." Chamfered square rails curve to form the arm supports, rear legs, and the stiles, and front legs of the chair. Chair back is ornamented with carved scrolls and incised lines; a bust of a woman ornaments the...

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Label on underside of seat reads: "Boston Furniture Co. / Patented April 19, 1870."

Provenance

Purchased from Bill Samaha (Wellesley, MA), in 1980.

Credit Line

Mary Smith Fund

about 1870

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 99.1 x 61 x 64.8 cm (39 x 24 x 25 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1980.388

Medium or Technique

Walnut; original upholstery; modern trims

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds