Joined Oak Great Chair, New Haven, Guilford, or Wethersfield, Connecticut, area, second half 17th century, the carved forms include tulips flanking geometric devices and a scalloped edge beneath the seat, late 19th century upholstery, (refinished, losses, restoration), ht. 42 1/4, overall wd. 26 1/4, seat ht. 17 3/4 in.
Note: By microanalysis, wood is white oak.
A plaque affixed to the crest reads: "PRESENTED to Fraternity Lodge by James Kimball Nov. 18th 1880."
The crest strip is a replacement; height loss porbably 3"; right front leg below sear has some replaced parts; the block at the top of front stretcher replaced; one arm reattached; no carving beneath the upholstery.