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Modern label on slip seat: Ernest LoNano / INTERIORS / New York WILLIAMSBURG, VA.


Part of a set of at least nine known examples which can be tracade back to Samuel Pickering Gardner (1767-1843) and subsequently descended in his family until the twentieth century; the museum's examples (see also 1981.16) were in the private collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bybee by 1968; given by an anonymous collector in 1981 (Accession Date January 14, 1981)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

About 1730–60 with 19th-century japanning

Object Place

probably Boston, eastern Massachusetts, United States


101.6 x 50.8 x 41.27 cm (40 x 20 x 16 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut; paint and gilding




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