Side Chair

Date: 1765–75

Geography: Made in New York, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, sweet gum

Dimensions: 38 7/8 x 24 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (98.7 x 61.6 x 56.5 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, by exchange, 1957

Accession Number: 57.158.1


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, are dis­played in this chair. It is thought to have descended in the great landholding Van Rensselaer family of Albany, New York.