1954.0524 Chair, three quarter view
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Chair (Side chair)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Unknown (Furniture maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Maple, red; Oak, red

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Object Number


Object Name

Chair (Side chair)



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Unknown (Furniture maker)
This record is to be used when the maker of an object is unknown.

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America




Maple, red; Oak, red

Dimensions (inches)

34.8 (H) , 18 (W) , 15 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

88.392 (H) , 45.72 (W) , 38.1 (D)

Measurement Notes

OH at right post; OW at seat; OD from back of post to front leg blocks. H (seat) 19.5 in. (49.5 cm); W (crest) 17.75 in. (45.0 cm); W (front leg blocks) 17.625 in. (44.6 cm); D (seat) 15 in. (38.1 cm).

Object Description

Web - 01/23/2019

Seventeenth-Century-style joined side chair made of red maple and red oak with padded seat and back upholstered with leather, one of a pair. Block-and-ball turned stiles support the raked chair back, which has an upholstered rectangular tablet outlined with upholstery tacks. The rectangular seat frame is outlined in a double line of upholstery tacks. The ball-and-block-turned front legs terminate in elongated ball feet. There is a ball-turned stretcher between the front legs. There are two rectangular stretchers on each side of the chair and one rectangular rear stretcher.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Forman, Benno M. 1988 American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730: An Interpretive Catalog.
cat. no. 46, pp. 216-17
[Article] Kamil, Neil D. 1995 "Hidden in Plain Sight: Disappearance and Material Life in Colonial New York". American Furniture. 1995: 191-249.
fig. 2, pp. 193-94
[Thesis] Brincat, Lauren Holly. 2014 John Browne's Flushing: Material Life on a Dutch Frontier, 1645-1700. M.A. Winterthur Winterthur Program in American Material Culture