H. 39 x W. 23-3/4 x D. 18 in. (99.1 x 60.3 x 45.7 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Not on view
The unknown maker of this chair has playfully combined different design ideas by Thomas Chippendale. The back is derived from Chippendale’s so-called "ribband back chairs" while the fretwork legs are based on his plates for "Chinese chairs." These designs were published in Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker’s Director which appeared in three editions between 1754 and 1762.
Major J.C. Bulteel (until 1953) ; [sale, Christie's, London , May 7, 1953, no. 22, to Staal] ; Staal (from 1953) ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
Artist: Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)Date: ca. 1772Medium: Mahogany, covered in modern red morocco leatherAccession: 1996.426.1–.14On view in:Not on view
Artist: Attributed to Thomas How (British, active 1710–33)Date: ca. 1724–36Medium: Walnut and walnut veneer, parcel-gilt, the seat rails of beech; gilded lead mounts on the knees and front rail; verre églomisé panel mounted on the splat; covered in contemporary tent stitch embroidery on canvas needlework not original to the chairAccession: 64.101.936, .937On view in:Not on view