Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 133.7 × 63.5 × 61 cm (52 5/8 × 25 × 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple; reproduction upholstery using 18th-century Russia leather

On View

Burton A. Cleaves Gallery (Gallery LG27)


Seating and beds


Branded: "W. MANCIUS" on exterior of lower back rail


W. Mancius, probably Dr. Wilhelmus Mancius (1738-1808) of Kingston, New York, later moved to Albany, New York; descended in the Mancius family to Robert Rose Johnson; 1935, sold to Joseph Kindig, dealer, York, Pennsylvania; 1935, sold to collector Titus Geesey, Wilmington, Delaware, inherited by Geesey's daughter Cornelia; 2011, sold at Pook & Pook, Downingtown, Pennsylvania (Jan. 14-15, 2011, lot 470) to Anne and Frederick Vogel III, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 2016, gift of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 9, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III