Armchair

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Armchair
Title
Armchair
Date 
1805-1810
Medium 
Mahogany, oak, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 5/8 x 20 x 20 in. ( 82.9 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Object Number 
1951.638b
Gallery Label 
Duncan Phyfe, a prominent New York cabinetmaker, produced several elegant chairs for the Livingston family. The rich mahogany and double-cross back of this chair, one of a pair, was similar to a set owned by merchant William Bayard Jr. (1761-1826), a close neighbor in New York City. Such chairs demonstrated wealth and status, and could be found in many stately households during the early nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group