Armchair

1795–1810
Carving attributed to Samuel McIntire (American, 1757–1811)


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 169

Dimensions

94.6 x 54.6 x 46.4 cm (37 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.690

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, birch, pine

On View

Sandra Sheppard Rodgers Gallery (Gallery 138B)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

The design of the back of this chair was derived from George Hepplewhite’s “Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide” (3rd ed., 1794). This design was particularly popular among wealthy Salem patrons, whose chairs often were carved by Samuel McIntire, the noted architect and carver of the town.

Provenance

Lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman, July 13, 1928; included in his bequest to the Museum

Credit Line

Bequest of Dudley Leavitt Pickman