Probably made in New York, New York, United States
Walnut, white oak, white pine
38 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (97.8 x 62.2 x 55.2 cm)
Gift of James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 718
These chairs, from an original set of twelve, along with a settee (39.184.2) and a card table (39.184.12), descended en suite in the Verplanck family. Queen Anne features—the heavy walnut frame, balloon-shaped seat, and absence of Rococo carving—suggest that the set was made for Samuel Verplanck shortly after his return from Holland in 1763 with his bride, Judith Crommelin.
Inscription: incised on inside rear seat rail: II; on slip seat frame: II
Samuel Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, until died 1820; his son, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1820–died 1834; his son, James DeLancey Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1834–died 1881; his son, Samuel Verplanck, New York and Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1881–died 1911; his sons, James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1911–1939