Side chair

in the style of about 1800; made probably late 19th century
Formerly attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American (born in Scotland), 1770–1854)


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 115

Dimensions

Overall: 83.8 x 41.9 x 48.3 cm (33 x 16 1/2 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

39.130

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple, ash

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Back: rectangular form above turned members in the back posts, curving backward and with concaved curves horizontally. Four latticd bars enriched with carving and reed-mouldings. Top rail with bow-knot and spears of wheat
Seat: Upholstered above reeded seat rail, curved at front and sides. Curved seat brackets of maple; back seat rail of ash
Legs: Curving back legs of rectangular section. Turned and reeded forelegs with swell-tapered feet.

Markings

Fragment of a printed paper label on inner side of back rail: "GINSBURG...-AN..."

Provenance

Purchased from Ginsberg and Levy, New York, for $250 for the The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts