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Side Chair

Date:
1740–70
Geography:
Probably made in Wellingford, Connecticut, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Painted maple
Dimensions:
43 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 17 in. (109.9 x 54.6 x 43.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1946
Accession Number:
46.194.1a, b
Not on view
In rural areas, painted decoration was frequently used to simulate expensive materials or to add visual interest. This side chair, which retains its original crewelwork seat cover, has a maple frame painted in imitation of imported mahogany.
Inscription: cut into the front seat rail rabbet and its corresponding slip seat frame: 2
William B. Goodwin, Hartford, Connecticut; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, until 1946
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