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Object Name Armchair
Catalog Number 95.112.24
Description Upholstered Rococo Revival style armchair with a frame of ebonized wood. The chair seat is rather low and the back is slanted backward. The tan upholstery, which is not original, has a small diamond pattern. The back is tufted and has 17 round self-covered buttons. The carved crest rail is decorated with a openwork swirl and floral motif. The curved front apron is decorated with a carved floral motif with swirls on either side. The cabriole front legs have a carved floral motif on the knees and end in trifid feet with casters. The curved back legs also have casters.
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1870
Material wood/cloth/metal
Provenance This armchair was owned and used by Helen Ball Robinson. The chair was inherited by her children, Sarah R. Harris and L. Ashley Robinson. The two donated the table to Minnetrista Cultural Foundation in 1998.
Dimensions H-34.25 W-25 D-33 inches
People Ball family
Robinson, Helen Ball
Search Terms Ball family
Subjects Furniture
Furnishings
Chairs
Upholstery
Classification Furniture
Domestic Life/Furnishings
Imagefile 102\9511224-5.JPG