Object Place: Probably Salem, massachusetts, United States
Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 104
Overall: 98.4 x 55.2 x 48.3 cm (38 3/4 x 21 3/4 x 19 in.)
Medium or Technique
Beech, maple, oak
C. Kevin and G. Barrie Landry Gallery (Gallery 126)
Painted oval-back frame and upholstered seat
This painted chair and the one exhibited nearby are believed to be part of a set originally owned by Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby, who gave them to his daughter Elizabeth Derby West, for Oak Hill (three rooms from the house are on this level). Painted either brown or white, the chairs were richly embellished with floral bouquets or peacock feathers.
Owned originally by Elias Hasket Derby (1739-1799) of Salem, Massachusetts; descended in Derby, West, and Lander families; apparently acquired by Martha Codman Karolik from Mr. Charles R. Rogers, New Canaan, Connecticut; part of the M. and M. Karolik Collection.
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts