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Object ID # 1969.030.011
Object Name Chair, Dining
Title Gunstock Chair
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date Late 19th-century
Artist Unidentified maker
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description "Gunstock"-style chair with plank seat, which is rounded. Black-painted armless chair (has two steam-bent wooden braces for the back posts) with four turned spindles in the back. Posts are turned. The legs are turned and have stretchers. The cresting rail is shaped with semi-circular cuts on its bottom side. The front side is embellished with some hand-painted floral decorations.
Provenance Maker/original provenance unknown. Used at "Bothwell's Manor," a 19th-century Victorian farm house owned by George Bothwell and located on the north side of Highway 26 near Hatton's Corners [in the former Sydenham Township Grey County]. This location is just east of Owen Sound, Grey County.
Passed down to Gordon and Viola Bothwell.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paints/Glue
Dimensions H-31.75 W-18 D-18 inches
Found Sydenham Township (formerly), Municipality of Meaford, Grey County
People Bothwell, George
Bothwell, Viola
Bothwell, John
Bothwell, Gordon
Bothwell, George (2)
Subjects Chairs
Search Terms Bothwell's Manor
Sydenham Township