Overall: 39 3/4 x 22 x 21 in. ( 101 x 55.9 x 53.3 cm )
Walnut Queen Anne side chair; crooked back with yoke-shaped crest rail and vase-shaped splat with sharply incut neck; compass slip seat with black leather (possibly sealskin) upholstery supported by small, pointed seat blocks in front; cabriole legs with pad feet in front, and chamfered legs in rear; side, back, and medial stretchers all turned.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
stamped: on underside (front) of slip seat frame: "VI" stamped: on underside (rear) of slip seat frame: "I" stamped: on top of front seat rail: "III" stamped: on inside of back seat rail: "I" handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to underside of slip seat frame: "1710-1720 / This chair belonged in the family of / Mrs. Wendall P. Smith. It was / given me by her daughter Miss / Fannie V. W. Smith - Martha J. Patterson"
According to the accession records, a label inscribed "This chair belonged to / Gen. Wendall P. Smith" was once pasted on the inside of the seat rail. The leather seat and marsh-grass filling may be original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.