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Pair of side chairs

Attributed to Thomas How (British, active 1710–33)
ca. 1724–36
Walnut and walnut veneer, parcel-gilt, the seat rails of beech; gilded lead mounts on the knees and front rail; verre églomisé panel mounted on the splat; covered in contemporary tent stitch embroidery on canvas needlework not original to the chair
H. 41 x W. 23 x D. 22 in. (104.1 x 58.4 x 55.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.936, .937
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 513
The set included twelve side chairs, two settees, and two pedestals supplied to Nicholas, fourth Earl of Scarsdale (d. 1736) for Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire.
Inscription: Numbered on the top of the front seat rail: "X."
Nicholas, 4th Earl of Scarsdale ; Annie C. Kane , New York (until 1926) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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