Side chair

Object Number: 
Overall: 36 x 19 3/4 x 16 in. ( 91.4 x 50.2 x 40.6 cm )
Painted Federal side chair; square back elevated above seat with polychrome urn-shaped center splat flanked by two marbleized column-shaped stiles; trapezoidal seat with original or old caning; tapered square legs with side and medial stretchers; frame painted black with green and yellow trim with polychrome rosettes and floral sprays on the crest and stiles of the back and front seat rail.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is adapted from plate 36 of Thomas Sheraton's "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book" of 1793 and is part of a group of related chairs attributed to John Seymour II (1738-1818) or John Seymour III (1765?-1793). Differences suggest that there were three separate sets, one of which was possibly made for Nathanial Silsbee of Salem, MA.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group