Side Chair, Rococo
Carving attributed to Nicholas Bernard (American)
Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 83
Overall: 101.6 cm (40 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Typed paper label affixed to bacl rail reads: "152 Another mahogany ball-foot chair, formerly be / longing to Gov. Rawl. Very beautifully carved / on back and legs. This is as fine an example / of the best class of drawing-room chair of the / old capital city (Philadelphia) / as will be / found, and is a beautiful specimen of the / work of that day."
Typed paper label, worn and nearly illegible, affixed to front rail reads: ""Owner, E [...] Henry, N.Y. / Where to return 27 W. [illegible]
Incised on right rail of the slip seat: "III"
By tradition, owned by Governor Rawl of Pennsylvania; purchased from Kaufman (dealer) for $1,700 for The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts (Accession Date: January 12, 1939).
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts