American. <em>Side Chair</em>, ca. 1858. Rosewood, modern upholstery, H: 37 in. (94 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Alfred Zoebisch, 59.143.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.143.29_acetate_bw.jpg)

Side Chair

Artist:AmericanUnknownFoster & Lee Furniture Dealers

Medium: Rosewood, modern upholstery

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1858

Dimensions: H: 37 in. (94 cm) Seat (sloping in): 18 x 17 in. (45.7 x 43.2 cm)


Accession Number: 59.143.29

Image: 59.143.29_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rosewood chair in the Renaissance Revival style exhibiting Chinese influence in the design of the back splat, with straight back styles and curved crest rail crowned by a pierced circular medallion at top center; pierced symmetrical splat with opposed dolphins at top below crest and foliate motives below; on turned legs; rectangular seat covered in modern yellow damask reupholstered in April 1960 with maroon antique satin. Condition: repaired in several places.

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