Langley Boardman worked in the coastal town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There, his skills and designs earned his status as the most fashionable cabinetmaker. He made furniture for wealthy merchants in and around the town and also widely exported his furniture. These chairs are from a well-known set. General John Lord of Maine commissioned them as a wedding gift for his daughter, Susan, who married Judge William Allen Hayes of South Berwick, Maine, in 1811. The chairs descended in the Hayes family until the early twentieth century.
Medium: Mahogany, birch, birch veneer, white pine, and modern upholstery
Dimensions: H: 36 1/2 x W: 20 1/2 x D: 19 in.
Place: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Furniture - American
Purchased February 13, 1967 from John S. Walton.