Walnut, red oak, yellow pine, ash, maple, tulip poplar
46 x 35 3/4 x 27 in. (116.8 x 90.8 x 68.6 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1965
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719
The 1772 Philadelphia list of prices describes a chair like this as “Easy Chair frame plain feet and knees without Casters.” The pad foot with raised tongue, as here, is frequently found on Philadelphia side chairs.
William and Anne (Emerson) McIlvaine, Fairview, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by 1770; descended in the McIlvaine family; Mrs. Henry Van Kleeck (Maria McIlvaine) Gillmore, New York, by 1936; Francis Shippen McIlvaine, Summit, New Jersey, until 1965
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