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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This barrel-back chair with out-scrolled arms has walnut cabriole front legs with shell-carved knees and pad feet. The shells end in ram’s horns at the top that demarcate the “ears” at the top of the front legs. Bellflowers descend from the shells. The shells, bellflowers, and feet are painted a darker brown to contrast with the natural color of the walnut. The back walnut legs curve gracefully backward toward small pad feet.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of decoratively carved beech wood armchairs (fauteuils) that has been painted ivory with green striping. The fluted oval back with foliate crest holds the terminals of the scrolled out-flaring arms with fluting on arms and anthemion foliate decoration on the front supports with rosettes marking the joint between arms and supports. The chair rails are shaped and fluted with a small horizontal panel of drapery in a rectangle in the center of the front rail.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Furniture

The walnut open armchair in the Jacobean style has baluster-and-block turned legs and stretchers, and curved arms. The arched and canted back and plain seat are covered in wool upholstery depicting red fruits overall (pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, and others) with green leaves on a dark-green background. The turned stretchers are let in to each other and the legs at blocks alternating with balusters. The back legs are square.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet. The s-curved open arms end in flat scrolls with plain supports that curve slightly forward.

Collection: Historic House
Date: 1916-1917
Classification: Furniture

One of a pair of mahogany barrel-back chairs with open arms and backs filled with caning and brown leather cushions on seat and arms were used in Mr. Reynolds' office at Reynolda House. Various historical decorative motifs have been adapted to create chairs suitable for use in an office of the early 20th century, including reeding on the legs and small square carved rosettes marking the transition from frame to legs.

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