Armchair

A work made of maple and ash.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of maple and ash.

Date:

1670/1700

Artist:

Artist unknown
American, 17th/18th century
New York area

About this artwork

This chair is one among a small group of turned chairs with slat backs that were produced in the New York area at the end of the 17th century. The chair was made by an artisan known as a turner, whose main tools were a lathe and a set of gouges. A block of wood was set into the lathe, which was operated manually by an apprentice using a hand crank or a foot pump. Gouges, or tolls, with sharp edges in varying widths were used to form the design on the wood being turned.

On View

American Art, Gallery 165

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Armchair

Origin

New York

Date

1670–1700

Medium

Maple and ash

Dimensions

101.6 × 57.2 × 48.3 cm (40 × 22 1/2 × 19 in.)

Credit Line

Sewell L. Avery Fund

Reference Number

1946.507

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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