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Side chair from the drawing room of the Worsham-Rockefeller House

George A. Schastey & Co. American
George A. Schastey American, born Germany

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Unidentified for many years, the Rockefeller provenance of this side chair prompted a new look. Recorded in a period photograph of Arabella Worsham’s drawing room, this chair—made of ebonized oak—features finely carved oak leaves and beaded ribbons on the curved crest rail, along with square hairy paw feet. These details are found across Schastey’s furniture output. The red velvet upholstery is a later replacement by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller.

Side chair from the drawing room of the Worsham-Rockefeller House, George A. Schastey & Co. (American, New York, 1873–1897), Ebonized oak, metal casters, and later upholstery, American

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