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Side chair painted dark brown with flower design. Straight tapering legs, spade feet, shaped seat upholstered. Ellliptical back, splat has six painted feathers and center design painted with vase of flowers, ribbon carving and below shaped motif with grapes


Acquired by the MFA, December 1933, purchased as part of a group of three pieces for $1,200.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

about 1790

Object Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


85.41 cm (33 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted birch




Furniture, Seating and Beds