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Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.95b
Date: 
1762-1780
Medium: 
Mahogany; pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 21 x 22 in. ( 92.1 x 53.3 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Chippendale side chair; serpentine crest rail with ears, pierced splat composed of elongated c-scrolls with ribbed carving, centering a carved rosette; trapezoidal slip seat; cabriole front legs with ball and claw feet, chamfered rear legs, and turned side and medial stretchers.
Gallery Label: 
This design is derived from plate XVI of Chippendale's Director of 1762. A chair with this splat pattern appears in Copley's Portrait of Joseph Hooper, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group