Decorative Arts and Design
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
Prosperous men and women, often European or of European descent, derived great fortunes from the natural and human resources of the Americas. Furniture produced in expensive mahogany, often reinterpreting fashionable European designs, conveyed social status and wealth.
40 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 17 3/4in. (102.2 x 64.1 x 45.1cm)
Gift of Robert W. Dowling
Armchair. Mahogany, shaped back, scrolled crest above a pierced lace-like splat; flaring, outward scrolled armrests; shaped seat upholstered with red brocade with red floral pattern; curved skirt; front cabriole legs terminating in formalized claw and ball feet, plain curved back legs.
CONDITION: Part of proper left front foot missing; armrests worn and loose; proper left side of rail back broken but is restored; proper right side back rail attached with iron hinge.
Armchair, 1750-1800. Mahogany, upholstery, 40 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 17 3/4in. (102.2 x 64.1 x 45.1cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert W. Dowling, 64.243.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.243.6_PS11.jpg)
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