Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armchair

Maker:
Attributed to the Workshop of Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854)
Date:
ca. 1835
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Rosewood
Dimensions:
33 1/4 x 24 x 20 in. (84.5 x 61 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
69.175
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 731
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
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