Side chair

Side chair
Title
Side chair
Date 
ca. 1820
Medium 
Mahogany; poplar
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 18 x 21 in. ( 86.4 x 45.7 x 53.3 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Federal klismos-style chair; scroll back with veneered crest rail fitted over stiles; horizontal splat composed of carved scrolls with concentric circles in relief and carved fans beneath; saber-shaped front legs.
Credit Line 
Gift of Elsie Dwight Alling in memory of Samuel Bayard Dod
Object Number 
1944.225a
Gallery Label 
This chair belonged to the donor's ancestor Samuel McCulloh, who was born in Ireland and trained as a physician. McCulloh came to the U.S. before 1810 and served in the Navy during the War of 1812. He owned an estate, Rockland, outside of Baltimore, and clipper ships that carried cargo back and forth between the U.S. and parts of Asia.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group