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Hall chair (one of a pair)

19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 106.7 x 50.8 x 53.3 cm (42 x 20 x 21 in.)

Accession Number

RES.56.76

Medium or Technique

Carved wood, either walnut or mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Carved angular backs with masks. Ship in ellipse on heavy splat. Seats carved in very low relief. Panels carved with flowers, leaves, feathers.

Inscription

Vertical column of four incised horizontal lines carved on back of splat at the base and also on the adjacent seat rail.

Provenance

History of ownership: Part of the furnishings of the house built in 1842 by Theodore Lyman, Jr. (1792-1849), Heath Street, Brookline, Massachusetts; by descent in the family; 1956, gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman (Accession Date November 8, 1956)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman