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Library chair

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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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Marks

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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

1974.320

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds