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Side chair

Date:
ca. 1720–30
Culture:
British
Medium:
Walnut, decorated with carved gesso, gilt
Dimensions:
48 1/8 × 21 1/4 × 23 1/2 in. (122.2 × 54 × 59.7 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. L. W. Gorham, Paul Cushman and E. Sanderson Cushman, 1958
Accession Number:
58.84
Not on view
This model was fashionable in England and Italy early during the eigthteenth century and numerous, also later, examples exist. This chair is believed to have come from Palazzo Borghese in Rome.
Inscription: Written on underside of chair and cushion: 55799 - x

Written on tag on underside of chair: 3/30/55 ML(?)
Villa Borghese, Rome ; Mrs. L. W. Gorham ; and Paul Cushman ; and E. Sanderson Cushman (until 1958; to MMA)
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