- Made in New England, United States
- Maple, soft maple, ash
- 41 3/4 x 23 x 18 in. (106 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1951
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Seventeenth-century chairs of this type were produced by turners. The chair’s components were quickly fashioned on a lathe, easily assembled, and finished with seats woven from rush or another inexpensive fiber. This armchair is one of a minority of seventeenth-century turned chairs with posts ornamented below the seat and it represents a rare occurrence of turnings on both the rear and front legs.