SET OF SIX FEDERAL SIDE CHAIRS

New York         Circa 1800

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Ash, White Pine

Height: 36 inches
Width: 21 1/2 inches
Depth: 18 inches
Seat Height: 17 inches

Reference: A similar armchair with inlaid decoration is in the collection of Winterthur, see Montgomery, American Furniture The Federal Period, entry 60, pages 111-112. Note the similarity to the side chair, reference number 122, on pages 179-180 of American Furniture in Pendleton House by Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie. They write that chairs of this kind were known as “square-back” and were one of the most popular chair designs among wealthy New Yorkers in the Federal period.

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SET OF SIX FEDERAL SIDE CHAIRS
New York         Circa 1800

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Ash, White Pine

Height: 36 inches
Width: 21 1/2 inches
Depth: 18 inches
Seat Height: 17 inches

Reference: A similar armchair with inlaid decoration is in the collection of Winterthur, see Montgomery, American Furniture The Federal Period, entry 60, pages 111-112. Note the similarity to the side chair, reference number 122, on pages 179-180 of American Furniture in Pendleton House by Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie. They write that chairs of this kind were known as “square-back” and were one of the most popular chair designs among wealthy New Yorkers in the Federal period.

Inventory #7353