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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Side chair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, northern white cedar, yellow pine
Dimensions:
38 3/4 x 22 3/8 x 21 1/2 in. (98.4 x 56.8 x 54.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.57.3
Not on view
Chairs with trefoil-pierced splats enjoyed great popularity in Philadelphia. On the most richly embellished examples, such as this one, the stiles and crest rail are finely carved in alternating long and short lozenges.
Inscription: incised crescent-shaped marks on front seat rail rabbet: IIII; on slip seat frame: VII; scratched on rear rail and on slip seat frame: [two vertical marks] M
Howard Mansfield, New York; Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until died 1931; sale, American Art Association, New York, by 1932; George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, 1932
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