Probably made in New York, New York, United States
39 1/2 x 24 x 17 in. (100.3 x 61 x 43.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 712
The unusual construction of this armchair has antecedents in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British three- and four-legged turned chairs that have a rectangular, raked back rail that overhangs the rear legs. The history of the chair points to an owner in Manhattan or one of the early towns of Kings County (now Brooklyn).
descended in the Stricker (later Strycker) family, New York, from ca. 1651, to Mrs. Josephine Striker, until 1941
Artist: Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, New York 1848–1933 New York)Date: ca. 1891–93Medium: Prima vera, American ash (secondary wood); marquetry of various woods and brass; replacement upholsteryAccession: 64.202.1On view in:Gallery 743