SUITE OF FEDERAL ARMCHAIRS MADE FOR JAMES BEEKMAN
Made by John Banks, 66 Beekman Street, New York City 1819-1820
One Sofa and Eight Chairs Upholstered by William Denny, New York City
Primary wood: Mahogany
Secondary wood: Tulip, Ash
Height: 37 1/2 inches
Width: 21 inches
Depth: 21 1/2 inches
Provenance: The armchairs were made in 1819 and 1820 for James Beekman Jr’s New York house and descended in the Beekman family until acquired by our firm.
Reference: Illustrated in Esther Singleton, The Furniture of our Forefathers, page 282 with a discussion on pages 289-290.
Exhibited: The suite was formerly on loan to the New York Historical Society.
We have eleven armchairs available from the original set of sixteen. Please also see the two sofas made en suite with the armchairs on our website. For further historical documentation about this suite of furniture, please contact us directly.
Item number 3942.6