Armchair

Date: ca. 1790 - 1800

This armchair, made in New York City after the Revolutionary War, displays an array of swags, vases, and geometric shapes inspired by the rage for the art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. The chair’s shape, proportion, and ornament are borrowed directly from the furniture designs of prominent London cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite, author of the highly influential book of furniture designs entitled The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide, first published in 1788.

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Medium: Mahogany

Dimensions: H: 39 1/2 x W: 23 x D: 17 1/2 in.

Place: New York, New York

Accession: 0976

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Stripes , White , Yellow , Vase , New York , Chair

Purchased December 28, 1961 from Joe Kindig, Jr.