Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.85
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Mahogany
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 22 x 18 1/2 in. ( 95.2 x 55.9 x 47 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Federal side chair with square-back with elliptical corners, and pattern of eight concave-faced ribs criss-crossing to form Gothic arch pattern; carved drapery swags on the crest rail tablet carved against a punched ground; over-the-rail upholstery over trapezoidal seat with wavy front; square, tapered legs.
Gallery Label: 
The design of the chair back is based on a design in the third edition of Hepplewhite's "Guide" (see Publications). Related examples have been attributed to Salem, Massachusetts.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Provenance: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group