Although this chair is rendered in the late Neoclassical style, it is not made of the costly, imported exotic woods such as mahogany or rosewood that are seen in related furniture in the previous galleries. Rather, the chair was intended for a somewhat lower economic market and is made inexpensive local poplar and decorated with painted stencil decoration. Painted furniture was most often black or red, in imitation of expensive lacquer finished that Western craftsmen learned from Asian examples.
Painted, stenciled, partly caned
H: 31 1/2 in. (80 cm)
Seat: 17 3/4 x 15 in. (45.1 x 38.1 cm) (show scale)
Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters
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American. Side Chair, 1825-1835. Painted, stenciled, partly caned, H: 31 1/2 in. (80 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters, 50.141.122a. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.141.122a_bw.jpg)
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