Side chair, Neoclassical
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 114
Overall: 91.4 x 52.7 x 45.7 cm (36 x 20 3/4 x 18 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)
The side chair at the head of the table descended in the family of Elizabeth Derby West and was probably used at Oak Hill. It may have been made for the West house, in Salem, and taken by Mrs. West to Oak Hill, in 1803. The back of the chair has three delicate, lattice-like splats, and the reeding on the legs and rear posts enhances the elegant design.
"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts." From Oak Hill, Peabody, Mass. Descended in the Derby, West, Lander families.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Karolik, to be known as the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th-century American Arts