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Culture:American
Title:armchair
Date Made:1700-1725
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: maple, ash; paint, splint
Place Made:United States; coastal Connecticut (probably)
Measurements:overall: 47 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.; 120.65 x 49.53 x 39.37 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2071
Credit Line:Mr. Henry N. Flynt
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Description:
Slat-back armchair in maple and ash, repainted black, with a 19th century replacement splint seat. The chair has three slightly arched and bowed slats; mushroom finials over turned back stiles with incised bands and single and double balls turnings; turned arms with incised bands slanting downward ending in mushroom hand grips; over turned supports with incised lines and double balls turnings over the front rail; turned front legs ending in modified ball feet; and two plain stretchers on the front and sides and one stretcher in the rear; and plain back legs. The double ball turnings above the seat rail on the front posts and between the upper two slats on the rear posts are a feature that is generally thought to indicate a Connecticut origin.

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