Bannister arm chair, York, ca. 1740-1760

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Bannister arm chair, York, ca. 1740-1760

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This chair belonged to the Henry Gray family of York. Gray later moved to Sturbridge, MA.

The chair consists of maple as the primary and pine as the secondary woods. Bannister back with 5 split carved bannisters. Rectangular dropped seat rail with upper corners rounded. Carved 3-tiered crest with rounded edges. Round finials over blocked and turned stiles. Rear legs blocked below seat. Front posts extend 2.6cm above rush seat, elaboratedly blocked and turned. 1 turned stretcher on each side at varying heights, higher in front and lower in back. Front button feet. Dark rosewood graining over original black paint.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bannister arm chair, York, ca. 1740-1760
  • Creation Date: circa 1740
  • Subject Date: circa 1740
  • Local Name: Western Point
  • Town: Sturbridge, York
  • County: Worcester, York
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Maple and pine
  • Dimensions: 128 cm x 60 cm x 54 cm
  • Local Code: 2003.55
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Old York Historical Society
P.O. Box 312, York, ME 03909
(207) 361-3552

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