Armchair, Walnut, American

Armchair

Date:
1740–60
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Walnut
Dimensions:
41 x 31 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (104.1 x 80 x 54 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.115.36
Not on view
To compete with Boston imports, chair makers in Philadelphia introduced a local interpretation of the fashionable Queen Anne style, wherein virtually all the structural members were gracefully curved. This armchair is an elegant example, made inviting by its “balloon” seat and splayed arms with crisply scrolled armrests.
Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until 1925