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Side chairs (2)

Object Number: 
1944.325b,e
Date: 
ca. 1843
Medium: 
Mahogany, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
each: 32 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 19 in. ( 82.6 x 47 x 48.3 cm )
Description: 
Two figured mahogany gondola side chairs; 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.
Gallery Label: 
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. These chairs belonged to a set made for the donor's grandmother, who lived at Fifth Avenue and 39th Street in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rogers Dietrich
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group