Transitional Queen Anne Armchair

Transitional Queen Anne Armchair
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Transitional Queen Anne Armchair
New England, probably Eastern Connecticut or a Massachusetts, ca. 1750-1770.
Maple
Fine condition, minor repair at left arm joint. Retains original red wash. 
This rare form of an arm chair was commonly used in tavern rooms and were known as "fire-side chairs." Although diminutive in its appearance, this chair is very comfortable. Having a shaped crest above a vasiform splat with foreshortened arms and a rush seat supported by turned legs with stretchers. 
Dimensions: 
39 1/4" h (crest), 16 1/4" h (seat) x 25" w x 18" d
Item ID: F-SF-CH 114