Requires Photography

Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Church pew

about 1884-1886
Formerly attributed to Henry Hobson Richardson (American, 1838–1886)


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

105.4 x 194.3 x 47.0 cm (41 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.856

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Straight-backed church pew with wing sides curving down to rounded arms and protruding base; a loose upholstered cushion covers the seat; a plaque attached to each arm is stamped with a number; a rack for hymnals and communion cups is attached to the back.

Inscription

Two silver-colored metal plaques affixed to the arms. Proper right reads "113." Proper left reads "35."

Provenance

Used in the Immanuel Baptist Church, Newton Corners, Massachusetts; purchased by the Museum in 1972 (Accession Date September 13, 1972). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund