STYLE: This chair is one of a number of associated chairs from the area of Mecklenberg County. The form of its back (four rails interspersed with turned spindles) reveals evidence of French styles in the Chesapeake South. Its vasiform post turnings and finials, however, are related to early chairs made in eastern Connecticut (RAES).
TERMS: The names “Carver” and “Brewster” are applied to these chairs after early association with familes of that name in New England. These two types of chairs are similar, but the latter has turnings, set upright, below the seat.
WOODS: maple, with rungs of white oak (BLR).