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Side Chair

Place Made:
Augusta County Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1800-1840
Medium:
oak seat
Dimensions:
HOA 36 1/8″; WOA 19 5/16″; DOA 16 1/2″
Accession Number:
5677.5
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Side chair: Has an intact woven oak seat; two vertical spindles between two horizontal rails make the back; has two unadorned back posts that are wider at the base than at the top but have a narrow foot and incised acorn finials; front posts have the same narrow foot and incised ring detail; seven stretchers.

GROUP: Jeffrey S. Evans illustrates an almost identical Augusta County chair in his publication, COME IN AND HAVE A SEAT: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley, 2010, p.76.

History:
According to the last owner, these chairs were purchased from a dealer who reported he had found them in Augusta County, Virginia.
Credit Line:
Given in honor of Jeff Evans by Mr. Dale L. Couch.