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Pair of side chairs

Designer:
After a design by Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date:
ca. 1755–60
Culture:
British
Medium:
Mahogany; tent stitch embroidery on canvas
Dimensions:
Each: H. 39-1/2 x W. 23 x D. 19-1/2 in. (100.3 x 58.4 x 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.983, .984
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 514
The design is based on one of several "ribband back chairs" in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale's influential patternbook The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754).
Major J.C. Bulteel (until 1953) ; [sale, Christie's, London , May 7, 1953, no. 23, sold to Partridge] ; [ Frank Partridge and Sons, Ltd. , in 1953] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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