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Side Chair

Date:
1730–60
Geography:
Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
42 x 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (106.7 x 51.4 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charlotte E. Hoadley, 1946
Accession Number:
46.192.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719
Low-cost “Boston” chairs were exported throughout the colonies during the 1730s and 1740s. This fine example is typical of the Queen Anne style, with its emphasis on curved, rounded forms and the interplay between solid and void.
Inscription: incised on front seat rail rabbet: VIIIIIII [number XII]
Charlotte E. Hoadley, Darien, Connecticut, until died 1946
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