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Side Chair


By about 2010, with an unknown antiques dealer, New England; about 2011, sold by the estate of this dealer to Andrew Spindler (dealer), Essex, MA; 2012, gift of Andrew Spindler to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Andrew Spindler-Roesle and Hiram Butler in honor of George T. M. Shackelford

Probably Mexican, possibly Portuguese, 18th century


Overall height: 116.8 cm (46 in.) Seat height: 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in.) Width: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 in.) Depth: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, silk upholstery




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