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4-slat armchair



43-3/8 in x 23 in x 22 in


Maple, rush (seat)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The bottom slat may be a replacement.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


The design of this 4-slat turned armchair conforms to Philadelphia-area work.  Key features include the arched and undercut slats, ball finials, double-undercut arms, elongated baluster arm supports, turned profile of the front stretcher, and ball feet in front and tapered in the rear.  Variety existed within those broad outlines.  In this chair, for example, the undercutting of the slats is quite shallow. 

Subtle differences in the shaping and the relative sharpness of edges suggest that the bottom slat may be a replacement.  The arm supports now cut through tops of arms, although when the chair was made, they likely did not.  The chair is now coated in a dark finish.