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Pair of side chairs

Designer:
After a design by Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Date:
ca. 1755–60
Culture:
British
Medium:
Mahogany; tent stitch embroidery on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 39 1/2 × 23 × 19 1/2 in. (100.3 × 58.4 × 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.983, .984
Not on view
The design is based on one of several "ribband back chairs" in the first edition of Thomas Chippendale's influential patternbook The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754).
Major J.C. Bulteel (until 1953; sale, Christie's, London, May 7, 1953, no. 23; sold to Partidge ]; [ Frank Partridge and Sons, Ltd. , in 1953 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (by 1958–64; to MMA)
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