Armchair

Object Number: 
1951.638b
Date: 
1805-1810
Medium: 
Mahogany, oak, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 5/8 x 20 x 20 in. ( 82.9 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm )
Gallery Label: 

Duncan Phyfe, a prominent New York cabinetmaker, produced several elegant chairs for the Livingston family. The rich mahogany and double-cross back of this chair, one of a pair, was similar to a set owned by merchant William Bayard Jr. (1761-1826), a close neighbor in New York City. Such chairs demonstrated wealth and status, and could be found in many stately households during the early nineteenth century.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Place Made: 
North America, U.S.A., New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group