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Armchair

Maker:
Julius Dessoir (1801–1884)
Date:
1853
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Rosewood, replacement showcovers
Dimensions:
55 x 28 1/4 x 28 in. (139.7 x 71.8 x 71.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Lily and Victor Chang, in honor of the Museum's 125th Anniversary, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.150.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 736
This armchair in the Louis XIV Revivial style is part of a larger suite of furniture exhibited at the New York Crystal Palace by the Prussian immigrant cabinetmaker Julius Dessoir. Like other objects made for exhibition, this chair is larger and more lavishly decorated than it's domestically scaled counterparts. The extensive ornamentation–naturalistic birds, flowers, and the female heads on the armrest–advertised Dessoir's skill at design and carving.
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