1 of set of 6 Side Chairs
Mahogany, oak, textile
Overall: 32 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 19 in. ( 82.6 x 47 x 48.3 cm )
stamped: on top of front seat rail: "VIII" printed: on cloth label attached to underside of slip seat: "DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG / . . . / This article contains the same / material received from the owner, / to which has been added / 1 LB COTTON XLLL / . .
Figured mahogany gondola side chair; back with crest rail curving into angled stiles and urn-shaped splat; U-shaped slip seat with textile upholstery (not original) on four shaped supports; saber front legs and back swept rear legs.
The gondola chair was a new form introduced to the United States from France in the mid-nineteenth century. Its style was based on that of French Restoration period furniture. This chair belonged to a set made for the donor's grandmother, who lived at Fifth Avenue and 39th Street in New York City.
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rogers Dietrich
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