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No, that's a ren’yōkei 連用形。 A ren’yōkei mid-sentence is for coordination, like English “he sat, and…”. You can think of it as a literary equivalent of 「こしをかけて、。。。」 Kateikei is what comes before -ba, so in this case it would be kakere-. Full table, with sample context: 未然形： 掛け- kake- (-nai) 連用形： 掛け- kake- (-masu) 終止形： 掛ける kake-ru (yo.) 連体形： 掛ける- ...
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