- ca. 1815
- Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Mahogany, maple, tulip poplar
- 33 1/4 x 19 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (84.5 x 48.9 x 54 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
- Accession Number:
Boston chair makers developed several versions of the ancient Greek klismos form, this model being one of the most popular. The fine, crisp carving on the crest and stay rails is characteristic of Boston, as are the reeds in the legs, stile, and seat rail, which are bolder and fewer in number than in the chairs' New York and Philadelphia counterparts. The upholstery foundations on the slip seats are original and provide an accurate period shape, crisp and rectilinear at the sides and gently contoured at the front.