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Armchair

Object Number: 
1935.75a
Date: 
1770-1780
Medium: 
Wood, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 21 in. ( 88.3 x 59.7 x 53.3 cm )
Description: 
Louis XVI style armchair with upholstered back, and seat, and padded arms; rectangular back with molded, carved crest rail ("chapeau de gendarme"); acanthus carving on arm supports; stop-fluted legs.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this chair and its mate were owned by New Yorker John Vaché (1762-1833), a French immigrant, and used when he entertained Lafayette in 1824.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isabella Vaché Cox
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group