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Spindle-back armchair

Date:
1660–1700
Geography:
Made in New England, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Maple, soft maple, ash
Dimensions:
41 3/4 x 23 x 18 in. (106 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1951
Accession Number:
52.77.49
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 708
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.
Collings and Collings, New York, by 1926; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, 1926–died 1951
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