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Side chair from the bedroom of the Worsham-Rockefeller House

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

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Part of a larger bedroom suite, this side chair combines Eastern and Western aesthetics. Its ebonized finish and smooth surface imitates Japanese lacquerware, and the flat, conventionalized, and asymmetrical lightwood floral marquetry on the crest rail is a hallmark of Japanesque design. Yet the overall form, fully tufted and upholstered for comfort, is typical of contemporary French and English tastes.

Side chair from the bedroom of the Worsham-Rockefeller House, George A. Schastey & Co. (American, New York, 1873–1897), Ebonized cherry, other woods, brass casters, and reproduction upholstery, American

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