Two Similar (Queen Anne) Side Chairs
First Floor - Parlor and Keeping Room
Furniture and Hard Furnishings
Eastern Massachusetts, 1730-1760
Walnut; 40 ¼" h. x 21 ¼" w. x 20 ¾" d.
Each with a shaped, solid splat below a yoked crest rail over rear stiles with
flat faces and rounded backs. Front seat rails are undercut with central half
round flanked by ogee curves. Side seat rails undercut and join carved cabriole
legs ending in pad feet. Rear legs are chamfered between seat rails; turned side
stretchers, medial and rear stretchers similarly turned with swelled middles.
Needlework on slip seats is 20th century; upholstery not removed for examination
of slip seats. The chairs differ most in the undercut shaping the side rails and
in the side curvature of the rear stiles. Condition of both is good.