Side chair

Side chair
Title
Side chair
Date 
1765-1790
Medium 
Mahogany
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 x 22 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. ( 96.5 x 56.5 x 47 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Chippendale side chair with scalloped crest rail with carved scrolls on ends; splat composed of radiating arches with a central pierced, pointed trefoil and 2 arches below; molded stiles; slightly trapezoidal slip seat; plain skirt, square legs, and plain rectangular side, rear, and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1944.193a
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chair and its mate came from the James Davidson Collection of New London and were purchased by Mrs. Blair from Israel Sack in 1934. The design on the back of these chairs is based on Chippendales "The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Directory" of 1762, plate 12.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group