The chair has a serpentine crest rail. The curved scooped arm supports with a moded face and astragal beading. The frame is square. Front marlborough legs with same molding and astragal beading as on arm supports on front and outer sides; the inner corner is chamfered. Rear legs are square and cant backwards. This chair is covered in a reproduced cotton check slipcover to protect it from dust and sunlight.
Provenance Narrative Donor is a direct descendant. Letter of Oct. 20, 1956 in object folder reads, "The owner Miss Mabel Harmon whose great grandfather was William Bradford Janvier will donate the chair as is."
Armchairs were often called elbow chairs during the period. Made in Maryland...