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Gothic Revival style. High backed chair with seat upholstered half way over seat rail and back upholstered in central panel. Front legs with gold ring turnings are tenoned into carved seat rail decorated with quatrefoils on corner blocks. Ogee rear legs continue upward to form back stiles...

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Early history unknown. Given to the MFA in 1965. In 1971, the donor (Mr. Richard C. Hill) recalled that it came from a Victorian house, built in 1889, on Creston Avenue in Fordham, New York.

Credit Line

Gift by Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Hill

about 1840–50

Object Place

New York, New York, United States


Overall: 118.7 x 50.2 x 46.4 cm (46 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood and possibly walnut; original upholstery




Furniture, Seating and Beds