Side chair

Date:
third quarter 18th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Walnut, painted and gilded; damask
Dimensions:
Overall: H. 34 1/2 x W. 20 1/2 x D. 17 1/2 in. (87.6 x 52.1 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.298
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
The interlaced scrolls that form the back of these chairs were a popular feature of eighteenth-century Venetian seating furniture.
George and Florence Blumenthal (until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until 1941; to MMA)