Banister Back Side Chairs

Banister Back Side Chairs enlarge

Banister Back Side Chairs

These two early side chairs which are nearly 300 years old descended through the Dennison family who resided in the Annisquam section of Gloucester. Today, with their handsome combination of turned and carved detailing, we might refer to them as being in the William and Mary style. In the 1700s, chairs such as these would have been referred to according to their seat material be it cane, leather, harateen or, in this case, rush.

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Date of work: North Shore, c. 1710
Medium: Carved and turned wood with rush seats
Accession number: 2009-25
Credit line: Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha Mayor Smith, 2009


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