Serge chair

about 1685–95
Attributed to Symonds Shops, Or Samuel Symonds (American, 1638–1722)


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts

Dimensions

105.73 x 48.26 x 42.86 cm (41 5/8 x 19 x 16 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.384

Medium or Technique

Maple, oak, black ash; reproduction upholstery

On View

Manning House (Gallery LG36)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

This chair and the example nearby are upholstered with reproduction serge, a durable, twilled fabric often used on seating furniture in the seventeenth century.

Provenance

By 1978, in the collection of the dealer Roger Bacon of Exeter, New Hampshire; anonymous gift in memory of Ralph Lowell, President of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1951-1968; September, 1978.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Ralph Lowell, President of the Museum of Fine Arts, 1951-1968