Mahogany, ash, maple, gilded wood and vert antique with French silk tapestry upholstery
37 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 27 3/4 in. (95.9 x 54.6 x 70.5 cm)
Gift of Bernard, Dean and Frank Levy in honor of the Levy family's 100th Anniversary in the field of American Antiques, 2001
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.
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)Date: ca. 1891–93Medium: Prima vera, American ash (secondary wood); marquetry of various woods and brass; replacement upholsteryAccession: 64.202.1On view in:Gallery 743