Side chair (one of a set of eleven)

about 1805–15
Attributed to John Meads (1777–1859)

Object Place: Albany, New York, United States


Overall: 80 x 45.7 x 41.3 cm (31 1/2 x 18 x 16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ash

Not On View




Seating and beds

Side chair in modified klismos form. The saber legs and frame support a slip seat. A raised panel decorates the surface of the curved crest rail. The lower rail is carved with foliate C-scrolls terminating at a central carved plume.


The chairs descended from the Meads family of Albany, N.Y., to Mrs. Charles R. Codman; 1970, bequest of Mrs. Codman (Accession Date May 13, 1970)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Charles R. Codman