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Side chair

The interlace of the diamond-splat back flows into the bowed top rail. The stiles are flat, the shoe and the seat rails have molded upper edges. The cabriole front legs have pointed knees and pad feet with deep wide-spreading pads. The rear legs are rectangular in section with rounded edges...

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Gouge marks on inside of rear rail: "( ( ( ( ( ( " Slip seat with gouge marks on rear rail: "( ( ( (" Two labels are on underside of the rear seat rail. One, a jelly label with red border, reads: "Wood . . . [torn]" The second, also a jelly label with a red border but slightly larger, reads: "David Wood Jr. / [illegible] 1716"


Owned by Colonel David Wood, Jr. (1742-1808) and his wife Margaret Sprague of Charlestown, from whom it descended to the Edes family.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes


Object Place

Charlestown or Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 151

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany; maple, pine




Furniture, Seating and Beds