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Side chair

Side chair
Side chair
Mahogany; pine
Overall: 36 1/4 x 21 x 22 in. ( 92.1 x 53.3 x 55.9 cm )
Mahogany Chippendale side chair;, serpentine crest rail with ears, pierced splat composed of elongated c-scrolls with ribbed carving, with a central carved rosette; trapezoidal slip seat; cabriole front legs with ball and claw feet, chamfered rear legs; turned side and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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Gallery Label 
This design is derived from plate XVI of Chippendale's Director of 1762. A chair with this splat pattern appears on Copley's Portrait of Joseph Hooper, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group