Date: 1765 - 1770
This is a set of four chairs. At the time they were made, it was the style to line such chairs against a wall. So positioned, their elaborately carved backs became part of the wall’s decorative treatment. Julian Wood Glass Jr. displayed this set of chairs in just that way in his New York residences. Photographs and paintings spanning nearly fifty years show the four chairs lined up against the wall, making a powerful impact beneath an arrangement of paintings.
Medium: Mahogany, white oak, modern upholstery
Dimensions: H: 32 1/2 x W: 22 x D: 19 in.
Place: London, England
Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection
Category: Furniture - English
Purchased on January 18 and May 16, 1946 from French & Company.