Side chair

Object Number: 
1998.48
Date: 
1900-1920
Medium: 
Mahogany
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 18 1/2 in. ( 95.2 x 50.2 x 47 cm )
Marks: 
branded: on underside of front seat rail: "REPRODUCTION BY/TIFFANY STVDIOS"
Description: 
Mahogany Federal-style side chair with shield-shaped back and splat carved with central urn with carved wheat sheaves above extending to crest rail; carved leafage on bottom of urn and three bellflowers below; five ribs below urn; shaped seat; molded, tapered front legs, flared back rear legs; plain stretchers. Modern upholstery over the rail secured by brass tacks.
Gallery Label: 
Although well-known today for stained-glass windows, lamps, and blown glass, Tiffany Studios also had a thriving interior decorating business. Their Madison Avenue showroom included examples of interiors in a variety of styles, including exotic and traditional styles. Furniture such as this chair may have been made elsewhere and then branded with the Tiffany Studios mark.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Kugelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group