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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALC.FLOOR

Object description

  • Samuel McIntire (American, 1757-1811)
  • Armchair, 1801
  • Various woods, reproduction upholstery
  • Salem, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 34 1/2 in, W: 21 in, D: 18 1/4 in (H: 87.6 cm, W: 53.3 cm, D: 46.4 cm)
  • Gift of the estate of Charlotte S. Nichols, 1993
  • 123169


This armchair has two detached carved splats, turned front legs and no stretchers. Further Remarks: This chair is one of a set of eight made for the parlor of the Peirce-Nichols House, one of the historic houses owned by the Peabody Essex Museum. The chair, based on a plate in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book (1793), features neoclassical ornaments carved by McIntire.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present