One from a set of six side chairs

Object Number: 
1969.9g
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Rosewood, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 19 x 23 in. ( 91.4 x 48.3 x 58.4 cm )
Description: 
Laminated rosewood Rococo Revival side chair with gold-colored cotton upholstery (not original); kidney-bean-shaped upholstered back with molded frame surmounted by carved crest with fruit and floral decoration; flower between two leaves carved at center of front seat rail; cabriole front legs with floral carving on knees and rounded rear legs with serpentine profile, all on casters.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is from a parlor suite made for the donor's 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
Provenance: 
Isaac John Greenwood I (1795-1865); to his son Isaac John Greenwood II (1833-1911); to the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group