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Side Chair, Rococo

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The delicately bowed top rail is bordered with long, distorted C-scrolls which flow into the top of the complex, pierced splat. The rail is enriched with carved leaves at each side, interspersed with "peanuts," and in the center with a spray of acanthus above a bunch of pendent acanthus. The...

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Inscription

The chair is numbered II, the seat frame VI. There is a spurious date, "AD 1755" cut in the rear seat rail.

Provenance

Descended in the Lane family of Boston to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. F. Carrington Weems

about 1770

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 150

Dimensions

94.0 x 54.9 x 44.8 cm (37 x 21.625 x 17.625 in. )

Accession Number

60.1176

Medium or Technique

Mahogany; pine, maple

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds