- Probably made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Maple, birch
- 48 3/4 x 24 1/2 x 17 in. (123.8 x 62.2 x 43.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Moore, 1923
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Armchairs with serpentine backs, boldly carved hand terminals, and turned front posts were made in both Boston and Philadelphia during the second quarter of the eighteenth century. This armchair has a history of ownership in New York, where leather chairs of this crooked-back design were not produced. It was probably imported from Boston, which, unlike Philadelphia, had a large export trade in leather chairs.