|Description: A cane-seated side chair darkly painted and grained to simulate rosewood or mahogany. The front legs are turned. Box stretchers are found between the front and back legs, while double stretchers are found on the sides. The front stretcher has a ball and incised ring turning on the back posts near the seat. The back posts are chamfered in front. The crest rail and the seat front end in a slight roll. The centre rail is plain.
History:The chair is from Upper Canada or the United States and has a Sheraton-style influence. Acquired by the Vice-President of The Township of Toronto Historical Foundation. Accessioned 1966.For more information on 19th Century furniture see: Howard Pain ‘The Heritage of Upper Canadian Furniture’ (Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd.,1979).
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