Side chair, from set of 4

Object Number: 
1957.2b
Date: 
1760-1790
Medium: 
Mahogany, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 23 x 20 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 58.4 x 52.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on inside of front seat rail: "II"
Description: 
Mahogany Chippendale side chair; back with gently arched crest rail with ears and beads on upper edge and pierced splat with Gothic design; trapezoidal slip seat with green silk damask upholstery supported by four rounded corner blocks; cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet in front and rounded legs in rear.
Gallery Label: 
According to the N-YHS Furniture Survey, the Gothic splat design derives from Chippendale's "Director."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group