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Seated Man Writing, from the Economical School Series
Black chalk, charcoal, and gray wash on light blue paper
Artist/Maker:Baroness Anne-Marguerite-Henriette Hyde de Neuville
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Overall: 32 5/8 x 20 x 20 in. ( 82.9 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm )
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
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.
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