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.
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. 
39 1/4" h (crest), 16 1/4" h (seat) x 25" w x 18" d
Item ID: F-SF-CH 114