Turned Great Chair, Norwich or Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, 1660-1715, the tall finials atop vase- and ring-turned stiles joining three shaped slats, downward-sloping arms continuing to mushroom handholds, on similarly turned arm supports, rush seat, continuing to legs joined by plain double stretchers, old surface, (restoration),ht. 45 1/2, seat ht. 18 1/4 in.
Literature: This chair is illustrated and discussed in Benno Forman, American Seating Furniture 1630-1730, pp. 124-127, cat. 16.
The property of Bill McKeever
feet pieced at least 6 1/2 inches each, rear stretcher replaced.
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