Object photography

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Object description

  • American artist
  • Side chairs, about 1800
  • Mahogany, reproduction upholstery
  • Salem, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 36 in, W: 16 in, D: 16 in (H: 91.4 cm, W: 40.6 cm, D: 40.6 cm)
  • Bequest of George Rea Curwen, 1993
  • 4134.60A-F

DESCRIPTION

A set of 6 side chairs. A single square back chair with an eagle carved in the top panel is pictured. The eagle's wings are outstretched to fill the panel. There are 3 back rails and 4 square tapered legs (the rear ones are splayed). The seat, originally covered in velveteen, was recovered in 1935 with black hair cloth with a diamond pattern. Federal period, Sheraton style.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 13, 2007 through February 24, 2008
  • Emblems of a New Nation, Essex Institute; May 18, 1976 through September 26, 1976
  • Birds in American Art, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA.; April 28, 1978 through October 15, 1978
  • Ellis Memorial Antiques Show, Ellis Memorial, Boston, MA.; October 30, 1962 through November 03, 1962
  • Dr. Bentley's Salem: Diary of a Town, Essex Institute; June 23, 1977 through October 30, 1977