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Side chair

1740–1770

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Although the vertical, expressive form of this chair is derived from northern European late 17th-century designs, the carved shell on the top, or crest rail, of this chair is a fashionable mark of distinction characteristic of mid-18th-century rococo work. The sculptural, flowing lines of the shell, back, and seat are echoed in the sinuously curved, or cabriole, legs at the front, which terminate in simple pad feet.

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Details

  • Title: Side chair
  • Date Created: 1740–1770
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 41 1/8 x 21 1/8 x 20 1/2 in. (104.44 x 53.64 x 52.07 cm.)
  • Type: Furnishings
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5247031/
  • Medium: Walnut, pine, and silk upholstery (replaced)
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Faith P. and Charles L. Bybee Collection, anonymous gift in honor of Ruth Anne Montgomery

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