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Belter-type chair. Carved rosewood, primary wood; chestnut, secondary wood. Seat and back upholstered with gold damask. Laminated wood with bent back. Back formed by C and S scrolls pierced and carved with leaves and berries. Carved finger hole opening crowns the top of the back. ...

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Purchased by the Museum from Mr. Sargent Bradlee. The chair had descended in Mr. Bradlee's wife's family from William C. Bond, a Boston jeweler.

Credit Line

General Operation Funds

about 1850–55

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 96.5 x 48.3 x 41.9 cm (38 x 19 x 16 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood veneer on laminated chestnut




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