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Side chair

Object Number: 
X.479a
Date: 
1805-1810
Medium: 
Mahogany; poplar, oak; textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 1/2 x 19 x 19 1/2 in. ( 82.6 x 48.3 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Federal style side chair; scroll back with curved crest rail with five thunderbolts (reeds) tied in a bowknot; reeded stile and back rail with reeded double-cross (lattice) back; horseshoe-shaped seat upholstered over the rail with black horsehair (not original); swept back rear legs and tapered front legs with reeding.
Gallery Label: 
The double-cross back found on this chair is similar to those found on a set (now at Winterthur) billed to William Bayard of New York by Phyfe on January 21, 1807. This chair was reupholstered in 1975. These chairs identical to set 1951.639a-h.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group