An identical example is in the Harrison Gray Otis House in Boston, the headquarters of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. For a similar example with similar arms, supports and proportions, see Tracy, Berry B.; Marilyn Johnson, Marvin Schwartz and Suzanne Boorsch, 19th-Century American: Furniture and other Decorative Arts, (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970), cat no. 78.
Wear commensurate with age and use. The front seat rail with two patches to the veneer. Refinished.
Secondary wood: Ash
Width: 23 1/2 inches
Depth: 19 inches
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