Side chair


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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).

Show lessRead more


  • Title: Side chair
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1855–70
  • 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
  • Physical Dimensions: w515 x h960 x d601 cm
  • 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
  • Type: Side chair
  • Rights: Gift of Mrs. Edwin Gould
  • Medium: Rosewood veneer, oak (frame), silk upholstery (not original)