Armchair

Armchair
Title
Armchair
Date 
1856-1864
Medium 
Oak
Dimensions 
Overall: 46 x 26 x 22 in. ( 116.8 x 66 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Pair of oak Renaissance Revival armchairs made of relic wood from Washington's New York City residence; open back with arched crest rail with molded cornice surmounted with carved cartouche with "1 VP" and "2 VP" in gothic script, pierced splat with central circular panel, and a tri-lobed lower back rail; open arms with upholstered arms with curved supports; upholstered spring seat with serpentine front rail; turned front legs raked rear legs.
Credit Line 
Gift of Benjamin Robert Winthrop
Object Number 
1864.6ab
Gallery Label 
This pair of chairs was made of relic wood from Washington's New York City residence and were presented to the N-YHS in 1864 for the use of the Vice-Presidents of the Society.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group