38 3/4 x 22 3/8 x 21 1/2 in. (98.4 x 56.8 x 54.6 cm)
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Not on view
Chairs with trefoil-pierced splats enjoyed great popularity in Philadelphia. On the most richly embellished examples, such as this one, the stiles and crest rail are finely carved in alternating long and short lozenges.
Inscription: incised crescent-shaped marks on front seat rail rabbet: IIII; on slip seat frame: VII; scratched on rear rail and on slip seat frame: [two vertical marks] M
Howard Mansfield, New York; Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until died 1931; sale, American Art Association, New York, by 1932; George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1932
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731