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One of a Pair of Armchairs

One of a Pair of Armchairs
One of a Pair of Armchairs
One of a Pair of Armchairs
One of a Pair of Armchairs
Title
One of a Pair of Armchairs
Date 
1750-1775
Medium 
Beech, poplar, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 29 1/2 x 26 in. ( 97.8 x 74.9 x 66 cm )
Description 
Beech Louis XV armchair ("fauteuil"); medallion-shaped back with rosette carved crest rail; open serpentine arms on molded serpentine arm supports; wide U-shaped seat with serpentine front edge upholstered over the rail with green and gold damask; upholstery also on back and arms; carved knees and skirt with cabriole legs.
Credit Line 
Bequest of A. E. Gallatin
Object Number 
1952.390b
Gallery Label 
This chair was owned in New York by a member of the Gallatin family, possibly Albert Gallatin (1761-1849), who served as United States minister to France from 1816 to 1823.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group