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Side Chair (Taburete)

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Mahogany with modern upholstery
  • Place Manufactured: Mexico
  • DATES 1750-1800
    DIMENSIONS 40 x 22 x 16 3/4 in. (101.6 x 55.9 x 42.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert W. Dowling
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of a set of mahogany side chairs (64.243.1-.4) with slip seats and simple cabriole legs with claw and ball feet and straight rear legs. Thick skirt around three sides. Seat is almost rectangular, curving slightly. Back made of curving stiles topped by curving rail with scroll design in center. Splat is elaboration of fiddle shape pierced with three narrow upper openings and diamond shape below. A narrow molding outlines the splat and its openings, the inner side of rails and stiles, bottom of skirt and overlaps onto knee of cabriole legs. CONDITION - Good
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Side Chair (Taburete), 1750-1800. Mahogany with modern upholstery, 40 x 22 x 16 3/4 in. (101.6 x 55.9 x 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert W. Dowling, 64.243.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.243.1_PS4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 64.243.1_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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