Armchair

Armchair
Title
Armchair
Date 
1760-1780
Medium 
Mahogany; pine
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 22 x 22 in. ( 97.8 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Chippendale armchair with double serpentine crest rail with a central carved shell and slightly scrolled ears, interlaced pierced scroll splat, tapering stiles; trapezoidal slip seat; cabriole legs with carved shells on knees and ball and claw feet; slightly curved arms and supports (added later).
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Grace Morgan
Object Number 
1946.305a
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chair belonged to the donor's mother's family, the Bassetts of New Haven, CT. The chair and its mate were probably purchased by Miss Morgan's grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Bassett. This chair may have originally been a side chair, to which arms were added at a later date.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group