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Side chair (one of a pair)

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These chairs are an elaborate version of a conventional Boston design. The standard shape-curved crest rail; solid, vase-shaped splat (back); rounded seat; and cabriole (S-curved) front legs-is ornamented with shells on the knees and crest rail. The execution suggests the hand of John Welch,...

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Provenance

Belonged originally to Henry and Margaret Fayerweather Bromfield of Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jean Wagniere, in memory of her mother Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner)

About 1750–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

97.8 x 55.9 x 46.7 cm (38 1/2 x 22 x 18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

68.840

Medium or Technique

Walnut, white pine, maple, with original needlework seat

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds