1 of set of 6 Side Chairs

1 of set of 6 Side Chairs
Title
1 of set of 6 Side Chairs
Date 
1770-1790
Medium 
Cherry, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. ( 97.2 x 51.4 x 47 cm )
Description 
Cherry Chippendale side chair; back with double serpentine crest rail with scrolled ears and pierced splat with interlace design; trapezoidal seat upholstered over the rail with red silk damask which is tacked with metal tacks to seat rail; straight, reeded front legs, curved back legs, and rectangular side and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Benjamin M. Norman
Object Number 
1870.6a
Gallery Label 
The donor's husband received the set of six chairs from his sister-in-law, a granddaughter of Israel Putnam (1718-1790). As major-general in the Continental Army, Putnam played an important part in the battle of Bunker Hill. The set of chairs was used in the Board Room of the Historical Society's Second Avenue Building during the second half of the nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group