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One of a pair of Side chairs

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Scrolled crest with trefoils, flanked beneath with simple Gothic arches. Scrolled stiles extend into raked rear legs. Saber-shaped front legs.


Purchased by the MFA from the antiques dealer E.J. Canton (2107 Town Hill Road, Baltimore, Maryland) in 1978.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

about 1840–50

Object Place

New York, New York


Overall: 86.4 x 45.1 x 51.4 cm (34 x 17 3/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, walnut veneer, pine and oak




Furniture, Seating and Beds