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Jacobean Side Chair

Wood, upholstery

38 1/2 in. x 19 in. x 16 1/2 in. (97.79 cm x 48.26 cm x 41.91 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: Deanery.307
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Furniture; Chair
Collection: Deanery Collection, M.C.Thomas Collection

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  • Jacobean Revival - Refers to the style of British architecture, furniture, and decorative arts during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that revived forms from the Jacobean period of the 17th century. Featuring curved gables, elaborate brick chimneys, and mullioned and transomed windows, Jacobean Revival architecture and decorative motifs were also mixed with Elizabethan Revival and Queen Anne styles.
  • side chairs - Term generally applied to a wide range of chairs without arms to distinguish them from armchairs.
  • upholstery - Refers to the fixed soft coverings for furniture, especially seating and reclining furniture. Originally referred to all the textile components of a room supplied by upholsterers, including wall hangings, bed hangings, window curtains, and table coverings.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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