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Side chair with carved and molded shield-shaped back; above a rosette segment rises a medial splat with pedestal, vase, and wheat-ears, carved in relief, flanked by two curving bars crossed with drapery forms festooned; square, tapering front legs with spade feet carved with string of pendent...

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Owned originally by Elias Hasket Derby (1739-1799) of Salem, Massachusetts; purchased in Salem for the Karolik Collection from Charles Buckham(?) from estate of Mrs. William C. West; given to the Museum as part of the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts in 1939..

Credit Line

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

about 1795–1805

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Hipkiss, Eighteenth-Century American Arts, no. 90 Randall, no. 164


Overall: 97.5 cm (38 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ash, birch




Furniture, Seating and Beds