Description: This corner chair is in old surface and has a very rich look to it, as it has been in a left-alone state for quite a while. This chair came out of a Newport estate (Jeremiah Clark, the Clarks are on old Newport family...there actually is a Clark Street in Newport).
Related examples of somewhat similar form are illustrated in Harbor & Home, Brock Jobe, and The Furniture of Historic Deerfield, Dean Fales. The hearts on the backsplat are quite desirable, and are seen in other earlier seating furniture. This chair has its original seat frame (elm) and was later reinforced with corner blocks, which is usual and probably accounts for the survival of this chair. Note the beautifully shaped skirt.
Location of Origin: North America
Dimensions: Height: 31 1/2 in. Depth (front to back corner): 25 in. Width: 29 1/2 in.
Primary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Furniture : Seating, Chairs
Secondary Classification: Folk Art and Americana