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Armchair (part of a set)

Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Walnut, polychromed; velvet
Dimensions:
35 5/8 × 24 1/2 in. (90.5 × 62.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Annie C. Kane, 1926
Accession Number:
26.260.21
Not on view
These chairs are from a large set comprising at least two settees and twelve armchairs (one settee and three armchairs are in the Metropolitan Museum). The conceit of birds upholding the swags on the back contributes to the light and playful qualities of the design.
Annie C. Kane (until 1926; bequeathed to MMA)
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