Side chair

about 1795–1805
Carved by Samuel McIntire (American, 1757–1811)


Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Hipkiss, Eighteenth-Century American Arts, no. 90 Randall, no. 164

Dimensions

Overall: 97.5 cm (38 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.174

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ash, birch

On View

Richard and Mary B. Saltonstall Gallery (Gallery 121B)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Side chair with carved and molded shield-shaped back; above a rosette segment rises a medial splat with pedestal, vase, and wheat-ears, carved in relief, flanked by two curving bars crossed with drapery forms festooned; square, tapering front legs with spade feet carved with string of pendent flowers on face of legs; spade feet are applied mahogany; seat rails of ash and birch; seat upholstered over the rail.

Provenance

Owned originally by Elias Hasket Derby (1739-1799) of Salem, Massachusetts; purchased in Salem for the Karolik Collection from Charles Buckham(?) from estate of Mrs. William C. West; given to the Museum as part of the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts in 1939..

Credit Line

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