The design for this oval-back chair was based on an engraving in George Hepplewhite’s "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide" (1788). Other chairs thought to be from this set of twenty-four also have an oval back but are painted white instead of blackish brown.
Elias Hasket Derby, Salem, Massachusetts, 1796–died 1799; descended in the Derby family; Dr. John Derby, Salem, New York, until died 1933; Katrina Kipper, Queen Anne Cottage Antiques, Accord, Massachusetts, after 1933–before 1947; Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Tuxedo Park, New York, by 1947
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Not on view