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Side chair

Egyptian Revival side chair. Ebonized wood with stylized sphinx backsplat inside stylized sunrise demi-lune surmounted by outstretched falcon wing centered on star amulet. The low back rail topped with a reeded fascae. Turned and carved legs with lotus leaf detailing.

Provenance

2006, sold by Associated Artists, LLC, Southport, CT, to Robert and Elizabeth Owens, Boston; 2010, gift of the Owens to the MFA. (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert and Elizabeth Owens

Egyptian Revival, 1870–80

Object Place

New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 78.1 x 50.8 x 55.9 cm (30 3/4 x 20 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

2010.233.1-2

Medium or Technique

Ebonized wood

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture