32 1/2 x 17 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (82.6 x 45.4 x 41.3 cm)
Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1960
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 728
This chair is part of a large suite of furniture that includes a sofa, a pair of armchairs, ten side chairs, and a pair of footstools. It was once owned by Thomas Cornell Pearsall, a wealthy New York merchant and shipowner. The attribution to the famed furniture maker Duncan Phyfe is based on a Pearsall family tradition and is recorded in an inscription stamped on the inside of the seat rails of the sofa and several chairs.
probably Thomas Cornell Pearsall, New York; descended in the Pearsall family; Mrs. Henry Wilmerding Payne; C. Ruxton Love Jr., Greenwich, Connecticut, until 1960