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One of a Pair of side chairs

Object Number: 
1942.545b
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group