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Unlike the rectilinear lines of the early Baroque style, the late Baroque embraced curves. This undulating Philadelphia side chair is sculptural in form with a sweeping arched crest rail and a bulbous rounded seat. Some scholars have argued that these curves came into fashion precisely because...

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Mrs. Charles O. Richardson, Weston, Massachusetts, to Maxim Karolik, 1929. Gift of Maxim Karolik, 1929.

Credit Line

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

about 1740

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 78


Overall: 108.6 x 51.4 x 40.6 cm (42 3/4 x 20 1/4 x 16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, white pine




Furniture, Seating and Beds