Side chair (one of a pair)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 98.4 x 55.9 x 52.1 cm (38 3/4 x 22 x 20 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Walnut, white pine, maple, original needlework seat
Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch Gallery (Gallery 132)
Needlework seat attributed to Margaret Fayerweather Bromfield (1732-1761)
Boston, about 1750-60
Walnut, white pine, maple, original needlepoint seat cover
Gift of Mrs. Jean Frederic Wagniere, in memory of her mother, Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner), 1968 68.839
In ink on underside of slip seat: "Capt. Fayerweather"
On both seat rail and seat frame, a corresponding "V"
Owned by Henry Bromfield, a Boston and London,merchant, and his wife (m. 1749) Margaret Fayerweather (1732-1761) who, family tradition says, did the needlework seats. Descended in the Bromfield-Weld family. By 1872, possibly owned by Mrs. I.H.T. Blanchard, Harvard, MA; by descent to Miss Margaret Bromfield Slade, Boston; by descent in 1943 to Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner), Lincoln, MA; by descent in 1955 to her daughter, Mrs. Jean Frederic Wagniere (Margaret Warner) Wagniere, Switzerland; 1968, year-end gift of Mrs. Jean Frederic to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1969)
Gift of Mrs. Jean Wagniere in memory of her mother, Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner)