- Made in New York, United States
- Walnut, maple, white pine
- 38 5/8 x 22 x 21 1/2 in. (98.1 x 55.9 x 54.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ginsburg, 1984
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Among the most ambitious of all early Queen Anne side chairs, this example has stiles with compound curves that conform to the design of the splat and a deeply undercut shell flanked by flowering vines in the crest rail. The overall design was borrowed directly from a popular English chair pattern. By tradition, the chair was made for the Boston merchant Charles Apthorp (1698–1758).