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1 of a pair of Side Chairs

Object Number: 
1977.56b
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Mahogany; poplar
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 20 x 16 1/2 in. ( 97.8 x 50.8 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Chippendale style side chair with double serpentine crest rail with carved fan; pierced interlaced splat; molded stiles end in carved ears; trapezoidal rush slip seat; straight, square legs and rectangular stretchers.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donors, descendants of Rufus King, these chairs belonged to King, an early eighteenth-century New York politician. The size, construction, and poor quality of carving suggest that these chairs are late nineteenth-century reproductions.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Carol Jopling and Mr. Robert King Farrington
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group