One of a pair of side chairs

about 1770–90 (?)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 92.7 x 46 x 59.1 cm (36 1/2 x 18 1/8 x 23 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1977.716

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple, pine

On View

Regional Styles in Middle Colonies Gallery (Gallery 134)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Provenance

Thomas Melville [Melvill] (16 January 1751 – 16 September 1832) m. Priscilla Scollary (15 August 1755 – 12 April 1833) in 1774; to daughter Mary Melville (16 June 1778 – 3 July 1858) m. John DeWolf [De Wolf or D’Wolf] (6 September 1779 – 8 March 1872) on 23 October 1808; to daughter Nancy Melville DeWolf (23 October 1814 – 8 March 1872) m. Samuel Downer [Downes] (8 March 1807 – 20 September 1881) on 13 October 1836; to daughter Gertrude Melville Downer (24/26 May 1844 – 11 May 1896) m. James D. Scudder (18 October 1841 – 11 May 1896) on 26 May 1864; to daughter Mary Pamelia Scudder (6 February 1865 – about 1950) m. George Bailey Glidden (2 September 1860 – 5 April 1943) on 9 October 1884; to daughter Gertrude Glidden (6 October 1894 – 4 August 1964/66); to niece Jeanne Glidden (about 1922 - ) m. John Higgins of Stratham, New Hampshire; purchased in 1977 (Accession Date: 12 October 1977)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund