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See also 1976.762. Upholstered chair with carved decoration. The chair sits on four carved paw feet with cyma curved legs. The seat rail and "ears" of the crest rail are carved with grotesque maskes. The arms are carved with leafage. The oval back, arm rests, and the seat are upholstered. ...

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Crest rail is stamped "A. ELIAERS/PATENT." Fourth step riser is stamped "A. ELIAERS/PATENT" on one side and "12 CORNHILL/BOSTON" on the other.


Early history unknown; 1974, Museum purchase from C. C. Deininger Gallery, 206 Newbury Street, Boston, MA.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

about 1854–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 94.9 x 62.2 x 63.5 cm (37 3/8 x 24 1/2 x 25 in.) Other (Converted to library steps): 94.9 x 91.4 x 63.5 cm (37 3/8 x 36 x 25 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany; oak (secondary wood); original oil cloth upholstery




Furniture, Seating and Beds