|Object ID #||1977.030.001|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Date||1890s? Early 20th-c?|
|Artist||Unknown furniture factory|
|Place of Origin||Unknown|
Late Victorian wooden "hall seat" or "hall settee". It is a high-backed, hardwood hall seat, with a dark brown finish. A piece of maroon and cream-coloured fabric is tacked onto the seat as a covering. The hinged seat lifts up to reveal a storage compartment. The hall seat's back has a large circular area with a carved design. This circle is attached to the rest of the back with fourteen wooden spheres (7 on top, 7 below it). It is also flanked with three turned spindles on each side. The middle spindle of each triple is reversed for effect. The two arms are flat and supported by three turned spindles. The front legs have carved designs on them as does the front of the box seat. The legs have a cut-out cabriole sort of shape. The back legs are straight and plain. The two back post ends seem to be sheared off (perhaps had fancy finials originally).
Unknown. Has a late Victorian appearance. It looks like it was altered later on (the posts look cut off).
Formerly used in Owen Sound, Grey County, by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Theresa Sutton (neé Elliott), then by their daughter Ruby Cashmore and her husband, Colin Cashmore.
|Collection||Furniture, 20th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-40.315 W-31.496 L-14.646 inches|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Function||A furniture piece that provides seating (hall seat) and also some hidden storage in its box seat. Items like this were usually positioned in a hallway or near a door entrance.|