Armchair

Object Number: 
1946.305a
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).
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Grace Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group