1 of a Pair of Side Chairs

1 of a Pair of Side Chairs
Title
1 of a Pair of Side Chairs
Date 
1880-1900
Medium 
Mahogany; poplar
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 20 x 16 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 50.8 x 41.9 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Chippendale style side chair with double serpentine crest rail with carved fan; pierced interlaced splat; molded stiles end in carved ears; trapezoidal rush slip seat; straight, square legs and rectangular stretchers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Corol Jopling and Mr. Robert King Farrington
Object Number 
1977.56a
Gallery Label 
The accession record states that these chairs belonged to Rufus King, an early eighteenth-century New York politician. This information was given by the donors, who are king descendants. The size, construction, and poor quality of carving suggest that these chairs are late nineteenth-century reproductions.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group