One of a pair of armchairs

Object Number: 
1969.9d
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Rosewood, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 3/4 x 23 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. ( 108.6 x 59.7 x 76.8 cm )
Description: 
Laminated rosewood "Henry Clay pattern" Rococo Revival armchair with gold-colored cotton upholstery (not original); kidney-bean-shaped upholstered back with molded frame surmounted by carved crest with fruit and floral decoration; serpentine front seat rail with floral carving at center; cabriole front legs with floral carving on knees and rounded rear legs with serpentine profile, all on casters.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this piece is from a parlor suite made for her grandfather, Isaac John Greenwood I (1795-1865), a New York City resident. It then passed to Isaac John Greenwood II (1833-1911) and was inherited by the donor.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group