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Armchair

Place Made:
Southside Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1700-1760
Medium:
maple –paint
Dimensions:
HOA 43 1/2″; WOA 24 1/4″; DOA 19 3/4″
Accession Number:
4762
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Armchair, the back consists of two turned rails which contain four vertical turned spindles; the space between the upper and lower arm supports also have four short vertical turned spindles; upper arm extends over the front post; front posts have turnings above the seat; back posts are turned above the top rail and terminate into a ball shaped finial; seven turned stretchers: two on front, two on each side, and one on the back; rear legs taper slightly at base; splint seat (see Acc. 2024.9 for similar chair).
History:
This chair was acquired in the mid-20th century from the Luther Pittard family of Clarksville, Virginia, and is one of a number of associated chairs from the area of Mecklenberg County, Virginia.

Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Hiram Perkinson