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Armchair

Maker:
John Banks (active 1818–after 1825)
Date:
1819–20
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, ash, maple, gilded wood and vert antique with French silk tapestry upholstery
Dimensions:
37 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (95.9 x 54.6 x 70.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Bernard, Dean and Frank Levy in honor of the Levy family's 100th Anniversary in the field of American Antiques, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.66
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This armchair is part of a set of eight armchairs and one matching sofa made in 1819-1820 for James Beekman, Jr. of New York City for his home Mount Pleasant, which stood at First Avenue and 51st Street in Manhattan. It was passed down in the Beekman family until January 2000, when it was sold at Sotheby's and purchased by the Levy Gallery of New York.
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