Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Set of four side chairs

ca. 1730–35
Walnut, burr walnut veneer, parcel gilt
Each: 38 × 22 × 22 in. (96.5 × 55.9 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
Mrs. Charles Hunter ; Percival D. Griffiths ; Mrs. Wilfred Buckley (until 1937; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 25, 1937, lot 105; sold for £800 to Frank Patridge); [ Frank Partridge , Londo, in 1937 ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
Related Objects

Side chair (chais à la reine) (one of a pair)

Artist: Georges Jacob (French, 1739–1814) Date: 1784 Medium: Carved and gilded walnut; pink silk moiré damask (not original) Accession: 1977.102.13 On view in:Gallery 546

Side chair (one of a pair)

Artist: Jean-Baptiste III Lelarge (French, 1743–1802) Date: ca. 1775–80 Medium: Carved and gilded beechwood Accession: 23.147.2 On view in:Gallery 547


Date: mid-18th century Medium: Walnut, gilded; velvet Accession: 23.11.1 On view in:Gallery 507

Armchair (part of a set)

Artist: Georges Jacob (French, 1739–1814) Date: ca. 1780–90 Medium: Walnut, gilded Accession: 43.163.15 On view in:Gallery 547

Side chair (voyeuse)

Artist: Attributed to Sulpice Brizard (ca. 1735–after 1798, master 1762) Date: 1780–90 Medium: Carved and gilded beechwood Accession: 69.102.3 On view in:Gallery 547