Armchair

Object Number: 
1864.6ab
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Benjamin Robert Winthrop
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group