Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Side chair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, white pine
Dimensions:
40 1/2 x 21 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (102.9 x 55.2 x 54 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.57.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 722
This chair represents the Philadelphia scrolled-strapwork splat type at its refined best. The carved ornament has the bold high relief of the finest Philadelphia work.
Inscription: incised on front seat rail rabbet and inside seat rail: I
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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