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Armchair (one of a pair)

ca. 1730
Gilded beech
H. 39-1/2 x W. 25-5/8 x D. 22 in. (100.3 x 65.1 x 55.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
Carved and gilded frame; flat square back with serpentine sides and slightly arched serpentine top and lower rail, all carved with reeded molding clasped by acanthus leaves; supported above seat rail on short, straight struts pounced with diamond shape; padded arms on serpentine supports set back from fore legs and carved at the top with a floral rosette and at the lower end with a rococo shellwork cartouche; serpentine seat rail carved on upper border with reeded molding clasped by acanthus leaves; shell cartouches carved at center of front and side rails and above the knee of each cabriole fore leg; seat rails and legs pounced with diapered ground and carved with scrolling foliage at edges of rails and fore legs; rear legs carved at top and bottom with acanthus scroll; all four legs terminate in scrolled foot on short circular boss.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman , New York (until 1971; to MMA)
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