Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Side Chair

Date:
1765–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white pine
Dimensions:
41 3/4 x 22 5/8 x 22 1/2 in. (106 x 57.5 x 57.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1930
Accession Number:
30.120.58
Not on view
Lavishly endowed with ornate carving, this chair is bigger and heavier than most Philadelphia Chippendale patterns. It was likely made for John Lambert (1746-1823), acting governor of New Jersey and, later, a United States Senator.
Inscription: incised on front seat rail rabbet: II
George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, until died 1932
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