Armchairs (2)

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Mahogany, oak, textile
each approx.: 32 3/4 x 20 x 20 in. ( 83.2 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm )
Pair of mahogany Federal style armchairs; scroll back with curved crest rail with five thunderbolts (reeds) tied in a bowknot; reeded stile and lower back rail with reeded double-cross (lattice) back and reeded scroll arms on turned arm supports; horseshoe-shaped seat upholstered over the rail with rose brocade (not original); swept back rear legs and tapered front legs with reeding.
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These armchairs were used by the Livingston family of New York. The double-cross back is similar to those found on a set (now at Winterthur) billed to William Bayard of New York by Phyfe on January 21, 1807. It was reupholstered in 1957.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group