Armchair

English
about 1755


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

101.5 cm (39 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.743

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer on deal, modern upholstery

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Seating and beds

An unusually wide armchair with pierced and carved splat with and carved crest rail. Serpentine arms with carved ends and supports. Blind gothic fret on seat rails, square tapering legs with spade feet richly carved; curved cross stretchers. Modern red silk with floral design covers the loose seat.

Inscription

VIIII on rear seat rail

Provenance

1929, bequest of George Nixon Black (b. 1842 - d. 1928), Boston and Ellsworth, ME, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1929)

Credit Line

Bequest of George Nixon Black