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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 751
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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