1964.0143 Chair
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Chair (Campeche chair)

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    Unknown (Furniture Maker)

    Joseph Li Volsi (Upholsterer)

  • Place of Origin:

    New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Europe

  • Date:

    1810-1820

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Pine, hard; Tulip poplar; Pine; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (twill)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1964.0143


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Object Number

1964.0143

Object Name

Chair (Campeche chair)

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

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

Joseph Li Volsi (Upholsterer)
August 14, 1907-October 22, 1985
Per telephone conversation with Paul Periconi, nephew of Joseph LiVolsi, 08/18/2009: LiVolsi was born on August 14, 1907. His father, Salvatore, and his mother immigrated from Italy. Joseph LiVolsi was a third generation upholsterer. LiVolsi married his wife, Grace on November 18, 1934. In addition to working for Winterthur, Mr. Periconi notes that his uncle did work for the White House refurnishing project and for Mount Vernon, among other museums. LiVolsi worked at home after his retirement until the time of his death. It is very likely that all information, fabric scraps, and tools pertaining to his upholstery business were disposed of after Grace LiVolsi's death in 2007. (SAJ, 08/18/2009) More information about LiVolsi is available on the website: http://www.scovottifamily.com/grace.html

Place of Origin

New York, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

Previously attributed to Europe 1800-1825, this fabric, 1964.0005, was probably made in Europe, possibly France, between 1800-1850.

Date

1810-1820

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; Pinned to reverse of cushion (white tag); "64.143/ Phyfe Rm"

Materials

Mahogany; Pine, hard; Tulip poplar; Pine; Silk

Techniques

Woven (twill)

Dimensions (inches)

40.5 (H) , 24.5 (W) , 30.5 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

102.87 (H) , 62.23 (W) , 77.47 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW is at arms. OD is from center crest to center front of seat. D (feet): 19.75 in.; W (feet): 21.5 in.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F., et al. 1966 American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 120.