THE JOHN LAMBERT CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIR

Philadelphia   Circa 1770

Primary Wood:  Mahogany
Secondary Wood:  Yellow Pine

Height:  38 1/4 inches
Width:  24 inches
Depth:  17 1/2 inches

Provenance:  Family history of this chair states that it was part of a set made for New Jersey Governor John Lambert of Lambertville.  It descended in the Lambert and Seabrook families.  Unfortunately, an alternative provenance put forth in a January, 1948 The Magazine Antiques advertisement on page 32, that the chairs descended in the Custis family and had occupied George Washington's front parlor on High Street, cannot be proven.

Reference:  A single chair from the same set appears in William McPherson Hornor, Jr.'s, Blue Book; Philadelphia Furniture, William Penn to George Washington, plate 163.

Item number 5772

Photograph © Bruce M. White