Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Side chair (one of a pair)

Date:
ca. 1755–60
Culture:
British
Medium:
Mahogany; tent stitch embroidery on canvas
Dimensions:
H. 39 x W. 23-3/4 x D. 18 in. (99.1 x 60.3 x 45.7 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.982
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)
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