Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Side chair, 1765–75
    New York
    Mahogany, sweet gum; 38 7/8 x 24 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (98.7 x 61.6 x 56.5 cm)
    Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1957 (57.158.1)

    This chair displays typical New York features, such as the carved tassel-and-ruffle design in the splat, the gadrooned seat rail, and the square claw-and-ball feet. The latter feature is considered a hallmark of American chairs in the Chippendale style, yet ironically, Chippendale does not illustrate claw-and-ball feet in his Director.

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  • Side chair, 1765–75
    New York
    Mahogany, sweet gum; 38 7/8 x 24 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (98.7 x 61.6 x 56.5 cm)
    Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1957 (57.158.1)


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