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Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Side chair

About 1765–85


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 93.3 x 53.3 x 44.5 cm (36 3/4 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1973.412

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Inscription

Chisel mark on inside of rear seat rail: "V"
Scratched into proper left rail on the inside: a Roman numeral five consisting of four vertical strokes and a diagonal slash.
Chalk on interior of proper right rail: "Greenleaf"
In pencil, upside down on inside of rear seat rail: "Mrs. Greenleaf"
In pencil on rails of slip seat: "ADD / 1/8" and "I"

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf, Nantucket, Mass. (Accession Date June 13, 1973). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lewis Greenleaf