Turned armchair

Date: 1665–90

Geography: Probably made in New York, New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Ash

Dimensions: 39 1/2 x 24 x 17 in. (100.3 x 61 x 43.2 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1941

Accession Number: 41.111

Description

The chair's slanted back and rear stiles are standard features of the traditional English turned chair and occur only rarely in American examples, but the turned elements are characteristic of New York Dutch furniture. The cushion is a modern re-creation.

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