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Side chair (one of a pair)

Walnut, seat and back upholstered in maroon velvet. Chanelled stiles with foliated capitals, carved blocks and turret finials at apex, and turning resting on blocks at base. Pierced crest rails, with trefoil motifs and crotchets at intervals along top, forms pointed arch with foliated crest....

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Inscription

Engraved plastic plaque attached to back rail: "FROM THE FIFTH AND SIXTH / MEETING HOUSES / OF / THE FIRST CHURCH IN NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS / CONGREGATIONAL-UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST."

Provenance

Owned by the First Church, Newton, Massachusetts; 1973, gift of the FIrst Church, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, upon its dissolution in 1972(Accession Date January 10, 1973)

Credit Line

Gift of the First Church in Newton

about 1870–1880

Object Place

New England, United States

Accession Number

1973.31

Medium or Technique

Walnut, burl veneer

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds