Carved dark wood. Seat and back resemble scallop shells. Arms resemble sea serpents. Four legs resemble rough tree branches.
Note on ribbon across seat indicated that chair may have been used in Daniel Somes's house.
Ellsworth furniture restorer David Williams saw this chair; his research indicated that it may be a ninetheenth Venetian grotto chair, which was intended for hallways and aimed to be sold to visitors on their European tours. (ABenson12/22/2014)