- Possibly made in Massachusetts, United States; Possibly made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
- Hard maple, soft maple, ash
- 44 1/2 x 23 x 22 1/2 in. (113 x 58.4 x 57.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
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The carved crest rails on top of tall-back William and Mary–style chairs imparted an aura of importance to the sitter by providing a background of flourishes. The large scale and verve of the carving on this chair, with its stylized central leafage and play of repeating C-scrolls, are particularly effective.