Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.88
Date: 
1745-1775
Medium: 
Mahogany; pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 22 in. ( 97.8 x 57.2 x 55.9 cm )
Marks: 
carved: inside front seat rail; "VI"
Description: 
Mahogany Queen Anne side chair; shell-crested back with curved stiles that conform to the contours of the urn-shaped splat; compass seat with upholstered needlepoint slip seat; cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet and shells with pendant bellflowers on knees, rear tapered legs with pad feet; the crest rail seems to have been raised or repaired.
Gallery Label: 
Recent scholarship has re-attributed many chairs of this style from New York to Boston.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group