Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.131
Date: 
1798-1802
Medium: 
Oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 x 21 x 18 in. ( 99.1 x 53.3 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Bow-back Windsor side chair; bowed back pinched inward at the waist; nine tapered spindles brace back; incised line isolates spindle area; raked, bamboo-turned legs; curved front stretcher with oval medallions connected to straight back stretchers; traces of red and brown paint.
Gallery Label: 
This chair relates to several bow-back Windsor chairs with the same unusual stretcher configuration branded by William Seaver and and James Frost of Boston, MA, partners between 1800 and 1803 (see publications).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group