UPHOLSTERY: A new minimally-instusive upholstery system was applied in 2015 by Leroy Graves of Colonial Williamsburg’s conservation department. The period-appropriate fabric is black horsehair.
STYLE: Although the diamond motif on the center back and legs has been found only on a few other pieces from South Carolina, the bell flower designs are quite typical of the region. They were typically made from one piece of wood.
WOODS: mahogany primary wood with maple inlay; mahogany end rails, maple back rail, hard yellow pine back uprights and tacking rails.