Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Made in New York, New York, United States
33 1/4 x 24 x 20 in. (84.5 x 61 x 50.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1969
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 732
This chair has been attributed to Duncan Phyfe on the basis of its workmanship and fine materials. The inverted lotus splat and stay rail are similar to, if more elaborate than, those on chairs Phyfe made in 1825 for his daughter Eliza on the occasion of her marriage.
Edith Wetmore, New York and Newport, Rhode Island, until died 1966; her estate, 1966–1969; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 16 Sept. 1969, no. 987