Shield back side chair with a splat composed of three open blade-forms; cusped on their interiors and separated under the top rail by two blossoms. The forms merge into a fluted spreading panel at their base. Its legs are straight, square, and tapered in the front on square feet. The seat is shaped, hollowed, and upholstered in black-painted canvas (possibly the original upholstery).


  • Title: Chair
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1785
  • Physical Dimensions: w497 x h925 x d450 cm
  • Type: Chair
  • Rights: Gift of George A. Hearn
  • Medium: Carved mahogany
  • Provenance: George A. Hearn
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 92.5 x 49.7 x 45cm (36 7/16 x 19 9/16 x 17 11/16in.)

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