Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2012

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Art of the Americas: July 2011–June 2012


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Armchair

1750–1800
Height x width: 48 1/16 in. (122 cm)
Mahogany, leather

Classification: Furniture

Object Place: possibly Brazil

Accession number: 2011.1682

Provenance/Ownership History: Between 1878 and 1909, collected in Peru by James Guthrie Reid (b. 1855 - d. 1920) and taken to England by Reid and his wife, Clarisa Blanche Reid (d. 1933); given by Dame Clarisa Reid to Lady Margaret Ramsden, The Wheatleys, Gomersal, Yorkshire, England; 1955, donated by Lady Ramsden to Temple Newsam House (museum), Leeds, England; 2011, deaccessioned by Temple Newsam House and sold to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund