William Savery (American, 1721-1787). <em>Armchair</em>, ca. 1760. Walnut, yellow pine, modern upholstery, 42 1/2 x 31 x 21 in. (107.95 x 78.74 x 53.34 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.150.1a-b_SL3.jpg)


Artist:William Savery

Medium: Walnut, yellow pine, modern upholstery

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1760

Dimensions: 42 1/2 x 31 x 21 in. (107.95 x 78.74 x 53.34 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 1997.150.1a-b

Image: 1997.150.1a-b_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Queen Anne style armchair (a) with slip seat (b). Arched, round-shouldered crest rail with carved central scallop shell flanked by volutes, joining a solid fiddle splat that connects to the seat rail with a molded shoe. Serpentine curved stiles, outlined with beading, ending in reverse-curve back posts. Outward-curving, knuckled arms with scrolled hand rests and cyma-curved arm supports. Horseshoe seat formed from broad, curved front seat rail with applied seat lip, joining two side rails; through tenons of side rails visible on back of stiles. Cabriole legs, with shells carved on the knees, and scroll brackets; legs posted into front rail and terminate in trifid feet. CONDITION - Good. Small dents and scratches, especially on feet and inner proper right arm.

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