Joined armchair


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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.

Joined armchair, Black walnut, American

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