Armchair

Armchair
Title
Armchair
Date 
1785-1800
Medium 
Mahogany
Dimensions 
Overall: 37 x 24 x 19 in. ( 94 x 61 x 48.3 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Federal chair with crest rail and 3 serpentine slats carved with pierced, interlaced, loop pattern; outflaring mold stiles with carved ears; serpentine seat with upholstery over the seat rail; through tenon visible in rear; square, molded front legs with rectangular side, rear, and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Estelle De Peyster Hosmer
Object Number 
1945.117
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chair belonged to the honorable John Watts (1749-1836), who was the last Royal Recorder of the Province of New York, speaker of the New York Assembly from 1791to 1793, and member of U.S. Congress from 1793 to 1795. The chairs later belonged to General John Watts De Peyster.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group