Side chair

Object Number: 
1956.201
Date: 
1875-1900, possibly with earlier elements
Medium: 
Wood, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 x 17 x 15 in. ( 124.5 x 43.2 x 38.1 cm )
Description: 
Black-painted William and Mary-style side chair; straight back with carved and pierced crest rail, rectangular upholstered back panel between columnar turned stiles; upholstered square seat; turned front legs, carved front stretcher, and turned side and medial stretchers; uphostery is a floral tapestry applied with decorative tacks.
Gallery Label: 
Though in the William & Mary style (popular 1690-1720), the chair is a late-19th century reproduction, though possibly using some period elements. It has also been suggested that it is a period caned chair that was re-worked and upholstered during the Victorian period.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group