38 7/8 x 24 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (98.7 x 61.6 x 56.5 cm)
Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1957
Not on view
Typical New York features, such as the carved tassel-and-ruffle design in the splat, the gadrooned seat rail, and the square claw-and-ball feet, are displayed in this chair. It is thought to have descended in the great landholding Van Rensselaer family of Albany, New York.
Inscription: incised inside rear seat rail: VI; incised on corresponding slip seat frame: III
Benjamin Nicoll, New York, until died 1760 or Matthias Nicoll, New York, until died 1827; Ann Nicoll Clinch; Sarah Clinch Smith; Mrs. Stanford White, New York; Lawrence Grant White; F. L. Peter White and Alida White Lessard, until 1957