Six side chairs decorated with landscapes

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Title

Six side chairs decorated with landscapes

Date

c.1815

Year Conserved

2020

Holding Institution

Boscobel House and Gardens

Object Name/Description

six c.1815 side chairs decorated with landscapes, originally made in Manhattan for merchant John Caswell (1792- 1871). The chairs have curved crest rails (tablets) with painted landscape scenes, varnished tiger maple frames with mortise and tenon joinery, saber legs, divided rear posts, double lyre splats, turned ebonized wood detailing, and slip seats with upholstery.

For more background on the chairs and the conservation treatment, see https://artconservator.williamstownart.org/boscobelchairs

Conservator

Amount Funded

$7,500

Collection

Citation

“Six side chairs decorated with landscapes,” Celebrating 20 years of the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program, accessed September 20, 2021, https://ctg20.omeka.net/items/show/1189.

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