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Chair

The chair has a waved top rail with leaf tip ears, a pierced interlaced vase-shaped splat carved with foliage, and molded uprights. The front cabriole legs are carved with acanthus leaves at the knees and terminate in ball and claw feet. The undecorated seat rails support a drop-in trapezoidal...

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Inscription

'V' inscribed on inside of back rail

Provenance

Basil Dighton, New York. By 1945, Henry Bellamann, New York; October 20, 1945, sold by Henry Bellamann at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 122, and bought by Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York for Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, About 1755–65

Object Place

England

Accession Number

65.2523

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, beech; slip seats upholstered with modern silk damask

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture