33 3/4 x 21 1/8 x 21 3/8 in. (85.7 x 53.7 x 54.3 cm)
Purchase, Mrs. Russell Sage Gift, 1970
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
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731