Chair

English
about 1755–65


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

93.3 x 60.1 x 58.8 cm (36 3/4 x 23 11/16 x 23 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2522

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, beech; slip seats upholstered with modern silk damask

On View

Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture

The chair has a waved top rail with leaf tip ears, a pierced interlaced vase-shaped splat carved with foliage, and molded uprights. The front cabriole legs are carved with acanthus leaves at the knees and terminate in ball and claw feet. The undecorated seat rails support a drop-in trapezoidal seat, and an applied gadrooned band is located below the front rail.

Inscription

'IIII' inscribed on inside of back rail

Provenance

Sold by Basil Dighton Inc. (dealer), New York, to Henry Bellamann (b. 1882 - d. 1945), New York; October 20, 1945, Henry Bellamann estate sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 122, to Jas. A. Lewis and Son, New York, for Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection