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Turned armchair

Date:
1665–90
Geography:
Probably made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Ash
Dimensions:
39 1/2 x 24 x 17 in. (100.3 x 61 x 43.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.111
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
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