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Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.115
Date: 
1740-1760
Medium: 
Walnut, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 3/4 x 22 x 21 in. ( 101 x 55.9 x 53.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside (front) of slip seat frame: "VI" stamped: on underside (rear) of slip seat frame: "I" stamped: on top of front seat rail: "III" stamped: on inside of back seat rail: "I" handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to underside of
Description: 
Walnut Queen Anne side chair; crooked back with yoke-shaped crest rail and vase-shaped splat with sharply incut neck; compass slip seat with black leather (possibly sealskin) upholstery supported by small, pointed seat blocks in front; cabriole legs with pad feet in front, and chamfered legs in rear; side, back, and medial stretchers all turned.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, a label inscribed "This chair belonged to / Gen. Wendall P. Smith" was once pasted on the inside of the seat rail. The leather seat and marsh-grass filling may be original.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group