Side chair, Neoclassical

1795–1810


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 114

Dimensions

Overall: 91.4 x 52.7 x 45.7 cm (36 x 20 3/4 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

31.207

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

On View

Oak Hill: Dining Room (Gallery 121A)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

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.

Provenance

"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts." From Oak Hill, Peabody, Mass. Descended in the Derby, West, Lander families.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Karolik, to be known as the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th-century American Arts