Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Side chair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
38 1/8 x 22 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (96.8 x 56.5 x 56.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.57.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 722
A synthesis of motifs appearing in Thomas Chippendale’s "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director" (1762 ed.), the design of this chair’s back splat appears to have originated in Philadelphia.
Inscription: incised on seat rail: VII
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
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