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The design of the back of this chair was derived from George Hepplewhite's "Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide" (3rd ed., 1794). This design was particularly popular among wealthy Salem patrons, whose chairs often were carved by Samuel McIntire, the noted architect and carver of the town.

Provenance

Lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman, July 13, 1928; included in his bequest to the Museum

Credit Line

Bequest of Dudley Leavitt Pickman

1795–1810

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 169

Dimensions

94.6 x 54.6 x 46.4 cm (37 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 18 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.690

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, birch, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds