1954.0533 Chair, Side Chair, view 1
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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, sugar; Oak, red

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Object Number


Object Name

Chair (Side chair)



Credit Line/Donor

Bequest 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

Origin Notes

Previously attributed to New England, 1710-25. Attributed to Boston, 1722-35, by Forman.




Maple, sugar; Oak, red

Dimensions (inches)

44.625 (H) , 18.75 (W) , 18.5 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

113.348 (H) , 47.6 (W) , 46.99 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW at front feet; OD at feet. H (seat) 19.5 in. (48.9 cm); W (seat) 17.875 in. (45.4 cm); D (seat) 14.5 in. (36.8 cm).

Object Description

Web - 01/23/2019

William and Mary-style side chair with leather-upholstered seat and back. Surmounting the contoured chair back is a flat-top, serpentine-ended crest rail. The fronts of the crest rail and the rear stiles are rounded and outlined with bead molding. There is a lower, rectangular stay rail. A contoured, leather-upholstered panel is mounted between the crest rail and stay rail. The front surface is outlined in upholstery tacks. The trapezoidal seat is upholstered over the frame. A single row of upholstery tacks outlines the lower edge of the seat frame. The baluster-turned front legs terminate in Spanish feet. Between the front legs is a double-ball-and-reel-turned stretcher. There are rectangular side and rear stretchers.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Forman, Benno M. 1988 American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730: An Interpretive Catalog.
Published: cat. no. 76, pp.335-338.