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Side chair

Object Number: 
1951.639c
Date: 
1805-1810
Medium: 
Mahogany, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 5/8 x 19 x 20 in. ( 82.9 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm )
Description: 
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); 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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group