Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armchair

Date:
1805–15
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, ash
Dimensions:
36 x 20 1/2 x 19 in. (91.4 x 52.1 x 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Kaufman and Mr. and Mrs. Eric M. Wunsch Gifts, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.401
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 730
This is one of four known identical square-back armchairs, probably made as a set. The overall design is derived from engravings by the English furniture designers Thomas Sheraton and George Hepplewhite, but the carved and turned legs are typical of Philadelphia craftsmanship. When acquired, this chair retained its original red morocco leather upholstery, which has since been removed but is still preserved in the collection.
Frank S. Schwarz and Son, Philadelphia, until 1978
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