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Square-back armchair

Date:
1800–1810
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany and cane
Dimensions:
33 3/4 x 21 1/8 x 21 3/8 in. (85.7 x 53.7 x 54.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Russell Sage Gift, 1970
Accession Number:
1971.17.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 723
This chair and a matching one in the collection (1971.17.1) are from a set that descended in the family of the architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock (1903–1987). A number of documented chairs similar to these examples were made by Ephraim Haines (active 1790–1811) and Henry Connelly (1770–1826) of Philadelphia.
Henry-Russell Hitchcock; descended in the Hitchcock family until 1971
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