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Armchair

Date:
ca. 1755
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
44 x 33 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. (111.8 x 84.5 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.115.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 752
This armchair is significantly larger than most made in this period and exudes a confident monumentality. It was made in the 1750s, when the taste for naturalistic ornament—mostly leaves and shells—was first being grafted onto the curvilinear Queen Anne forms of the 1730s.
Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until 1925
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