Side chair

about 1740–1750

Object Place: Europe, England


92 x 60 x 67 cm (36 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Walnut, walnut veneer

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241B)




Seating and beds

Seat back in form of infinity symbol surmounted by carved rocaille work over ‘C’ scroll. The whole above lyre-shaped splat and undecorated stiles. Seat is covered in modern red damask extending over seat rails and held down with brass tacks. Front cabriole legs end in claw and ball fet and have carved acanthus leaves covering both knee brackets ending in a carved scroll projecting from top of knee. Back canted legs end in pad feet and have scroll on each knee bracket.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson