Side chair

1760–75


Object Place: New York, New York

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 145

Dimensions

96.5 x 51.8 x 41.6 cm (38 x 20 3/8 x 16 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.16

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

The flat stiles of this side char have rounded backs, and the bowed crest rail is centrally carved with a cockle shell. The pierced and interlaced splat has a central diamond, and rests on a molded shoe. There is a molded upper edge to the seat rails, and the side rails are mortised through the rear legs. The cabriole front legs are carved with shells on the knees and have claw-and-ball feet of tall squarish character. The rear legs cant outward and are chamfered on four sides.

The triangular glued corner blocks have a slightly rounded inside surface and are mahogany. The front right block is made of two pieces of wood, and those at the rear have small fillers of mahogany between them and the back rail. There is a splice on one rear leg, and the slip seat is modern.

Inscription

Notched in front and rear seat rails: "IIII"

In graphite on inside of rear seat rail: "X"

Provenance

From the collection of Mrs. Stephen S. Fitzgerald, Weston, Massachusetts (Accession Date January 8, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald