Side chair

Object Number: 
1943.428a
Date: 
1760-1800
Medium: 
Maple
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 1/4 x 21 3/4 x 16 in. ( 102.2 x 55.2 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Maple, Queen Anne side chair; straight back with yoke-shaped crest, turned stiles, and vase-shaped splat (possibly cherry); trapezoidal rush seat (modern) with corner blocks; turned front legs with pad feet, turned front stretcher with two balls and reel, four plain side stretchers and one plain rear stretcher.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is typical of chairs produced in New York in the 18th and early 19th century. Also known as Hudson Valley chairs, York chairs, and Dutch chairs, they would have originally been painted red or black.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group