Side Chair, Walnut, white oak, white pine, American

Side Chair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Probably made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Walnut, white oak, white pine
Dimensions:
38 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 21 3/4 in. (97.8 x 62.2 x 55.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, 1939
Accession Number:
39.184.7
Not on view
These chairs, from an original set of twelve, along with a settee (39.184.2) and a card table (39.184.12), descended en suite in the Verplanck family. Queen Anne features—the heavy walnut frame, balloon-shaped seat, and absence of Rococo carving—suggest that the set was made for Samuel Verplanck shortly after his return from Holland in 1763 with his bride, Judith Crommelin.
Inscription: incised on inside rear seat rail: X; on slip seat frame: X
Samuel Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, until died 1820; his son, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1820–died 1834; his son, James DeLancey Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1834–died 1881; his son, Samuel Verplanck, New York and Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1881–died 1911; his sons, James DeLancey Verplanck and John Bayard Rodgers Verplanck, Fishkill-on-Hudson, New York, 1911–1939