Silas Cheney (1776-1821)
July 16, 1815
Litchfield Historical Society
Maple seating furniture with rush seats. Wooden rails are turned to resemble bamboo. Painted yellow, with gilt and black decoration. Free hand decoration in gold on seat rail. Back 3 rows of 3 rails with gilt balls at turnings. Vase shaped tapered front leg ending in button foot. Back legs simple tapered. Round stretcher in front as back. Two simple stretchers at sides and single in back. Rush bottom for seat painted white. A: settee, B-C are arm chairs; D-M are side chairs. A set of 18 chairs were made by Silas Cheney for Tapping Reeve, July 16, 1815
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