Armchair

Artist: Charles-Honoré Lannuier (France 1779–1819 New York)

Date: ca. 1810

Geography: Made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany

Dimensions: 32 7/8 x 22 1/8 x 19 in. (83.5 x 56.2 x 48.3 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1931

Accession Number: 31.44.2

Description

This unusually wide scroll-back armchair is in the style of Duncan Phyfe (1768–1854) but bears a fragment of the bilingual printed label of the French-émigré cabinetmaker Charles- Honoré Lannuier. It is the only scroll-back chair among the many known New York examples that is documented to a specific shop by a label or signature.

Related