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Side Chair

Maker:
Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Date:
1791–1818
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, brass
Dimensions:
32 1/2 x 17 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (82.6 x 45.4 x 41.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of C. Ruxton Love Jr., 1960
Accession Number:
60.4.4
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
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