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Joined armchair

Date:
1690–1720
Geography:
Made in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Black walnut
Dimensions:
45 1/2 x 22 x 23 1/4 in. (115.6 x 55.9 x 59.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.61
Not on view
The use of black walnut characterizes furniture made in southeastern Pennsylvania in this period. Unlike New England-paneled chairs, which were carved, this chair is ornamented only by its sawn crest rail featuring partial crescents flanking a mushroom-shaped motif. The design is similar to that of crest rails on chairs produced in Cheshire and southern Lancashire in England, suggesting the influence of immigrant craftsmen.
Ex coll: J. Stogdell Stokes, Philadelphia, until 1948.
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