Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.86
Date: 
1740-1765
Medium: 
Walnut, maple
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 20 in. ( 97.2 x 57.2 x 50.8 cm )
Description: 
Walnut Queen Anne side chair; yoke-shaped crest rail with central carved shell, vase-shaped splat; compass-shaped slip seat; chamfered rear legs, cabriole front legs with shell and bellflower carving on knees and ball and claw feet, turned side, rear, and medial stretchers.
Gallery Label: 
Shell-crested Queen Anne chairs have long been associated with Rhode Island, but recent research identifies them as Boston products.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group