American Hitchcock turtle back rush seat side chair (c. 1820-30)

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American turtle back, Hitchcock type, rush seat side chair. The back splat features the original gilt and bronze powder stencil decoration of an ornate pedistal base bowl holding fruit and surrounded by leaves. Gilt decorations on the back supports, front rail, and tops of the turned front legs have faded over time. 

American, Upper Connecticut Valley, circa 1820-30.

Condition: Surfaces throughout show signs of wear commensurate with age and use. The front rail shows heavier wear and the rush seat has an area of damage (see photo). 

Materials: Wood, Rush Seating, Gilt, Bronze Powder

Dimensions: 17-1/4” W x 19-1/2” D x 34-1/4” H
18” (seat height)
15” (seat depth)

SKU: 1919

Tear sheets are available on request. 


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