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Back stool

Back stool
Title
Back stool
Date 
1730-60
Medium 
Walnut, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 x 23 x 22 1/2 in. ( 96.5 x 58.4 x 57.2 cm )
Description 
Walnut and textile Queen Anne back stool; tall back curving outward at top with concave crest rail; compass-shaped seat with upholstered slip seat; cabriole front legs with pad feet, square chamfered rear legs, and turned side and medial stretcher; back and seat upholstered in needlepoint with brass tacks along edge of back; evidence of castors on underside of feet.
Credit Line 
Gift of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.80
Gallery Label 
A relatively common English form, American back stools are rare, but were known to have been made in Rhode Island and Massachussetts. The upholstery is likely not original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group