Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • American artist
  • Side chairs, about 1805
  • Mahogany, reproduction upholstery
  • Salem, Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 37 1/2 in, W: 20 1/2 in, D: 17 in (H: 95.2 cm, W: 52.1 cm, D: 43.2 cm)
  • Bequest of George Rea Curwen, 1993
  • 4134.64

DESCRIPTION

This is a set of 2 side chairs with a shield shaped back and carved latticework splat. One chair is pictured. It has four square tapered legs; the rear legs are splayed. The seats, originally covered with red damask, were recovered in 1938 with black hair cloth.

Exhibition History

  • Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 13, 2007 through February 24, 2008
  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present