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Side chair

1840–50
Attributed to Crawford Riddell (American, active 1835–1844)


Object Place: Probably Philadelphia, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 51.4 x 44.5 x 87.6 cm (20 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.318

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Transitional Late Classical / Gothic Revival style. Turned and paneled front legs, squared at the top with carved arch on front face, taper to small foot. Curved back legs. Front seat rail caved with recessed field, ogival arches carved witha a tall ogival arch. Applied foliate-carved finials. Back a plank with arched opening at the bottom, four cusps within. Arch outlined in cross-banded veneer. Spandrels filled with carved geometric leafage. Bowed crest above semicurcular pnel of veneer. Upholstered seat covered in red and gold fabric.

Inscription

In chalk on inside rails, clockwise: "III / III / X / I"

Provenance

Early history unknown; 1982. purchased from E.J. Cantor, Luthersville, Maryland (dealer) (Accession Date June 9, 1982)

Credit Line

Seth Sweetser Fund