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Chair, ca. 1850

American, probably Boston, Massachusetts

Rosewood, new upholstery

Gift of Elaine Anderson Mathews A2021-0035.9

This Gothic style Rosewood chair features elaborate carving
on the back and turning on the legs. The front and rear skirts are ornamented
with gothic arches. The back is elaborately pierced and carved with trefoil
motifs, leafage, and gothic arches. It may have been made for a church. The
chair has been recovered.