Shaped back, curved in plan, with openwork design of laminated wood in plain and foliate scrolls, and carved bunch of flowers at top. Carving on front of apron; turning on outcarving front legs, which are fitted with casters. Seat upholstered in blue silk damask (not original).


  • Title: Side chair
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1855–70
  • Physical Dimensions: w515 x h960 x d601 cm
  • Type: Side chair
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Edwin Gould
  • Medium: Rosewood veneer, oak (frame), silk upholstery (not original)
  • Viewing Notes: 1937-4-2 Side ChairNew York, NY, 1855-70Rosewood veneer, oak (frame), silk upholstery (not original)96 x 51.5 x 60.1 cm (37 13/16 x 20 1/4 x 23 11/16 in. )Gift of Mrs. Edwin Gould
  • Provenance: Previously owned by Hester Ellen Contine Shrady, mother of donor
  • Exhibitions: Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY Aug. 17 1970 - June 14, 1973 (extended loan)Cooper- Hewitt "More than Meets the eye" Nov. 15, 1977- Mar. 15, 1978"Rococo: The Continuing Curve," Cooper-Hewitt, New York, 3/6/08-7/7/08
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 96 x 51.5 x 60.1cm (37 13/16 x 20 1/4 x 23 11/16in.)
  • Bibliography: Reproduced: "Mansfield News Journal", Sunday, April 12, 1964, page 25 "Know Your Anitques."Reproduced: Mary Jean Alexander, "Decorating Begins With You," N.Y., Dolphin Books, Doubleday and Co., c 1961

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