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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALA.FLOOR

Object description

  • American artist
  • Painted side chairs, 1816
  • Wood, paint, rush
  • probably New York City, United States
  • H: 33 1/4 in, W: 18 in, D: 16 in (H: 84.5 cm, W: 45.7 cm, D: 40.6 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1980
  • M18759


This is one chair from a set of six surviving side chairs used by George Crowninshield on his pleasure yacht Cleopatra's Barge. All of the chairs are painted green with yellow and gold decoration and rush seats. Each chair features a different painted landscape scene on its back splat.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present
  • American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts, 1790-1840, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; July 18, 2004 through October 24, 2004