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.
Lent by Dudley Leavitt Pickman, July 13, 1928; included in his bequest to the Museum
Bequest of Dudley Leavitt Pickman
- Carving attributed to Samuel McIntire, American, 1757–1811