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Pair of side chairs

Designer:
After a design by Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date:
ca. 1755–60
Culture:
British
Medium:
Mahogany; tent stitch embroidery on canvas
Dimensions:
Each: H. 39-1/2 x W. 23 x D. 19-1/2 in. (100.3 x 58.4 x 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.983, .984
Not on view
The design is based on one of several "ribband back chairs" in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale's influential patternbook The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754).
Major J.C. Bulteel (until 1953) ; [sale, Christie's, London , May 7, 1953, no. 23, sold to Partridge] ; [ Frank Partridge and Sons, Ltd. , in 1953] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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