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Armchair, Neoclassical

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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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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



Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 106


Overall: 96.5 x 57.2 x 49.5 cm (38 x 22 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, maple and modern upholstery




Furniture, Seating and Beds