Side Chair, Rococo

1760–75
Carving attributed to Nicholas Bernard (American)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 83

Dimensions

Overall: 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number

39.171

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Inscription

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"

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

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