The unknown maker of this chair has playfully combined different design ideas by Thomas Chippendale. The back is derived from Chippendale’s so-called "ribband back chairs" while the fretwork legsare based on his plates for "Chinese chairs." These designs were published in Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director which appeared in three editions between 1754 and 1762.
Major J.C. Bulteel (until 1953; sale, Christie's, London, May 7, 1953, no. 22; sold for 588 guineas to Staal); Staal (from 1953) ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1958–64; to MMA)
Artist: Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)Date: ca. 1772Medium: Mahogany, covered in modern red morocco leatherAccession: 1996.426.1–.14On view in:Not on view