Corner chair - ROM2006_6603_1

ROM2006_6603_1

Corner chair

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Birch, upholstery
Geography: Nova Scotia, Canada or New England, USA
Date: c. 1770-1790
Dimensions:
79.5 (height) x 48.0 (width) x 43.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 973.136.1.A
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
DescriptionThis corner chair descended in the family of William Black (c. 1727–1821), who settled near Amherst, Nova Scotia, in 1772. While the corner chair is essentially an English furniture form, this example has an overwhelmingly New England character.Note the single cabriole front leg, the block and turned cross stretchers, and the owl’s eye splat. If made in Nova Scotia, the cabinetmaker was certainly from New England. If made in New England, the use of birch suggests that it came from coastal New Hampshire.
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