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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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Provenance

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

1765–90

Object Place

Charlestown or Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 95.3 x 58.4 x 56.2 cm (37 1/2 x 23 x 22 1/8 in.) Height x width (Seat): 17 x 25 1/2 in., 44.1 cm (43.2 x 64.8 cm, 17 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

36.3

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds