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Mahogany Federal style armchair and side chair; square, arcaded back with carved tablet centered in top rail and four slender, square colonettes with carved palm-leaf spandrels; square, tapering front legs with spade feet and slightly back swept rear legs.
This Federal style chair is a reproduction in the manner of Abraham Slover and Jacob B. Taylor, cabinetmakers active in New York in the early nineteenth century. The New York cabinetmaking firm of Sypher and Company, active in the late nineteenth century, made chairs after this pattern.
Gift of Benny Goodman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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