Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of armchairs

ca. 1800
West Indian satinwood, seat rails of beech, modern silk
Each H. 37 3/4 x W. 25 1/2 x D. 21 3/4 in. (95.9 x 64.8 x 55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.996, .997
Not on view
The center of the shield-shaped back is derived from Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-book (1793).
John Hale , Manchester, England ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964)
Related Objects

Pair of side chairs

Artist: Attributed to Thomas How (British, active 1710–33) Date: ca. 1724–36 Medium: Walnut and walnut veneer, parcel-gilt, the seat rails of beech; gilded lead mounts on the knees and front rail; verre églomisé panel mounted on the splat; covered in contemporary tent stitch embroidery on canvas needlework not original to the chair Accession: 64.101.936, .937 On view in:Not on view

Armchair (one of a pair)

Artist: Attributed to Thomas Roberts (active 1685–1714) Date: ca. 1700 Medium: Ebonized beechwood, original Genoese velvet covers Accession: 1998.297.1 On view in:Not on view


Date: ca. 1685–89 Medium: Walnut; covered in modern velvet Accession: 18.110.18 On view in:Not on view


Date: ca. 1740 Medium: Mahogany and tapestry Accession: 66.71.2 On view in:Not on view

The Backgammon Players

Artist: Philip Webb (British, Oxford 1831–1915 West Sussex) Date: 1861 Medium: Painted pine, oil paint on leather, brass, copper Accession: 26.54 On view in:Gallery 556