One of a Pair of side chairs

One of a Pair of side chairs
Title
One of a Pair of side chairs
Date 
1790-1800
Medium 
Mahogany, leather, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/4 x 21 x 18 1/4 in. ( 97.2 x 53.3 x 46.4 cm )
Description 
Bow-back side chair with pierced splat with five ribs; trapezoidal seat with leather over-the-rail upholstery covered with silk; plain square, slightly tapered front legs braced by rectangular side, rear, and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Object Number 
1942.546b
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chair and its mate belonged to Captain James Lawrence, a hero of the War of 1812. The leather upholstery and silk cover may be original.
Bibliography 
"Don't Give Up the Ship": A Catalogue of the Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence (Salem: Peabody Museum, 1942), pp. 66-67 and illus.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group