39 1/4 x 22 3/8 x 22 1/4 in. (99.7 x 56.8 x 56.5 cm)
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, in memory of Elizabeth Snow Bryce, 1983
Not on view
Among the most ambitious of all early Queen Anne side chairs, this example has stiles with compound curves that conform to the design of the splat and a deeply undercut shell flanked by flowering vines in the crest rail. The overall design was borrowed directly from a popular English chair pattern.
Inscription: incised on front seat rail rabbet: II
reputedly Sarah Logan Fischer; Elizabeth Rodman Fisher; Sarah Logan Fisher Wister, until died 1891; John Wister, Philadelphia; Mrs. Charles Stuart Wurts; Mrs. George Cavendish; S. Grey Dayton Jr.; Mary Dayton McNeely, Media, Pennsylvania, 1983