Side chair

Object Number: 
Mahogany, oak, tulip poplar, ash (possibly chestnut), textile
Overall: 32 5/8 x 19 x 20 in. ( 82.9 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm )
Mahogany Federal style side chair; scroll back with curved crest rail with five thunderbolts (reeds) tied in a bowknot; reeded stile and lower back rail with reeded double-cross (lattice) back; horseshoe-shaped seat upholstered over the rail with rose brocade (not original); laminated seat rail; swept back rear legs and tapered front legs with reeding.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is part of a set used by the Livingston family of New York. Its double-cross back is similar to those found on a set (now at Winterthur) billed to William Bayard of New York by Phyfe on January 21, 1807. It was reupholstered in 1957, but the original upholstery is preserved beneath the new.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group