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Armchair

Artist:
Charles-Honoré Lannuier (1779–1819)
Date:
ca. 1810
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
32 7/8 x 22 1/8 x 19 in. (83.5 x 56.2 x 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1931
Accession Number:
31.44.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
This unusually wide scroll-back armchair is in the style of Duncan Phyfe (1768–1854) but bears a fragment of the bilingual printed label of the French-émigré cabinetmaker Charles- Honoré Lannuier. It is the only scroll-back chair among the many known New York examples that is documented to a specific shop by a label or signature.
Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until 1931; [George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1931]
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