Turkey-work chair

about 1675


Object Place: England or America

Dimensions

Overall: 94 x 52.1 x 48.3 cm (37 x 20 1/2 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

43.1509

Medium or Technique

Maple, beech, turkey-work upholstery, oak

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

“Turkey work” imitated Persian and Asian carpets. It often was used in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries as an upholstery material.

Provenance

History of ownership: 1943, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler (Accession Date December 9, 1943)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler