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Armchair

Date:
1770–90
Geography:
Made in New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, red oak, sweet gum, ash
Dimensions:
39 1/2 x 30 x 23 1/2 in. (100.3 x 76.2 x 59.7 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Barbara Bradley Manice, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.287
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717
Like much New York furniture, this armchair follows English precedents in having a low back and tapering rear legs that end in oval spade feet. It descended in the family of Samuel and Judith Verplanck, whose complete parlor furnishings are displayed in the Verplanck Room (gallery 718).
Inscription: incised on top of rear seat rail and on underside of shoe: VIII
descended in the Verplanck family, New York, until 1956; Geraldine F. Kurtz; Bradley Manice, New York, until died 1984
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