Side chair

Side chair
Side chair
Side chair
Side chair
Title
Side chair
Date 
1795-1805
Medium 
Birch
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 19 3/4 x 16 in. ( 91.4 x 50.2 x 40.6 cm )
Description 
Painted Federal side chair; square back elevated above seat with polychrome urn-shaped center splat flanked by two marbleized column-shaped stiles; trapezoidal seat with original or old caning; tapered square legs with side and medial stretchers; frame painted black with green and yellow trim with polychrome rosettes and floral sprays on the crest and stiles of the back and front seat rail.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1945.348
Gallery Label 
This chair is adapted from plate 36 of Thomas Sheraton's "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book" of 1793 and is part of a group of related chairs attributed to John Seymour II (1738-1818) or John Seymour III (1765?-1793). Differences suggest that there were three separate sets, one of which was possibly made for Nathanial Silsbee of Salem, MA.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group