One from a set of six side chairs
Rosewood, oak, textile
Overall: 36 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. ( 92.7 x 48.9 x 56.5 cm )
Laminated rosewood Rococo Revival side chair with gold-colored cotton upholstery (not original); kidney-bean-shaped upholstered back with molded frame surmounted by carved crest with fruit and floral decoration; flower between two leaves carved at center of front seat rail; cabriole front legs with floral carving on knees and rounded rear legs with serpentine profile, all with casters.
According to the donor, this piece is from a parlor suite made for her grandfather, Isaac John Greenwood I (1795-1865), a New York City resident. It then passed to Isaac John Greenwood II (1833-1911) and was inherited by the donor.
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.