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Upholstered armchair

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These armchairs are unique American examples of a form illustrated in "A View of the Prince of Wales's Chinese Drawing Room," first published in the 1793 edition of Thomas Sheraton's "The Cabinetmaker's and Upholsterer's Drawing Book." Two armchairs were listed in the parlor in the 1814 estate...

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Provenance

Originally owned by Elizabeth West Derby. Descended in Derby, West, and Lander families; to Louisa (West) Lander; acquired by Miss Martha (Codman) Karolik (a cousin); on loan to the Museum in 1921; acquired in 1923, and incorporated into the Museum as part of the "The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

Bergere

1804–10

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No.106

Dimensions

Other (seat frame): 56.2 x 49.5 cm (22 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.) Overall: 96.5 x 56.2 x 49.5 cm (38 x 22 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.32

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple, modern upholstery

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds