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
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 x 17 1/2 x 21 in. ( 96.5 x 44.4 x 53.3 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Federal side chair with serpentine crest rail and pierced vase-shaped splat with 5 ribs; trapezoidal seat with leather upholstery over the seat rails with ornamental brass tacks in swag formation; 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 
1942.545b
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 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