Armchair

Date: 1770–90

Geography: Made in New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, red oak, sweet gum, ash

Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 30 x 23 1/2 in. (100.3 x 76.2 x 59.7 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Bequest of Barbara Bradley Manice, 1984

Accession Number: 1984.287

Description

Like much New York furniture, this armchair follows English precedents in having a low back and tapering rear legs that end in oval spade feet. It descended in the family of Samuel and Judith Verplanck, whose complete parlor furnishings are displayed in the Verplanck Room (gallery 718).

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