Deaccessioned December 19, 2013

Side chair

1795–1810
Manner of Slover & Taylor


Object Place: New York, New York, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 177

Dimensions

Overall: 90.5 x 53.3 x 45.4 cm (35 5/8 x 21 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.689

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, hard pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

The square back has stiles and rails with a double-bead around the edge. The upper rail has a central panel carved with flutes. The pattern of pointed arches in the back is achieved with four reeded bars with flaring fanlike tops. There are plain turned necks both above and below the reeding and small square bases with incised squares. At each side is a half-fan supported on a corbel. The seat is bowed in front and upholstered over the rails. The tapered front legs have spade feet, and the rear ones cant outward.
The seat is constructed with two front-to-back cross members of hard pine. The rals are mahogany, and there are corner blocks of hard pine.

Provenance

By 1928, Dudley Leavitt Pickman [see note 1]; 1939, bequest of Pickman to the MFA (Accession date: October 11, 1939); December 19, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA.

NOTES:
[1] Lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman to the MFA July 13, 1928.

Credit Line

Bequest of Dudley Leavitt Pickman