Belonged to Elizabeth Bishop Perkins (1869-1952), York summer resident. May have been inherited by Perkins through her mother's family, the Sowles of VT. Possibly of New York manufacture. Probably re-decorated by Esther Stevens Brazer (1898-1945) of Portland about 1935. Brazer was a researcher, chronicler and teacher of 19th century decorative arts.
Straight top rail with thumb back. Four arrow-shaped back slats between top and lower rails. Gray-green paint with grapes, grape leaves and acorn decoration in gold leaf gilt and red highlights. Arms with two arrow-shaped supports. Caned seat. Two side stretchers and one back stretcher plain turned, one front stretcher vase turned. Button feet.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.