Pair of Armchairs (x-frame) (Renaissance Revival style)
Mahogany, modern upholstery
36 1/2 x 25 x 19 in. (92.7 x 63.5 x 48.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold in memory of her father, John Sloane
Armchairs, a pair, mahogany, cotton velour with period metal lace trim, elaborately-carved, Renaissance Revival style X-frame armchairs with striated red cotton velour seat cushions (c, d) with 2 5/16" wide metal lace trim and four tassels (now mostly missing). Chairs with U-shaped seatback and crest rail of two s-scrolled acanthus leaves which meet at central carved shell and acanthus leaf decoration over 5 turned spindles with stacked souble balusters supported by straight rail with elongated horizontally-placed c-scrolls below. Carved grotesque bearded mask heads at top of stiles which descend into molded arms terminating in scroll handholds. Concave seat with acanthus decoration below seat front followed by molded horizontal band with vertically-placed gadrooning (beading) and acanthus and shell decoration below. Double c-scrolled front and rear legs joined by straight reeded stretchers terminating in scrolled feet.
This item is not on view
Herter Brothers (American, 1865-1905). Pair of Armchairs (x-frame) (Renaissance Revival style), ca. 1881. Mahogany, modern upholstery, 36 1/2 x 25 x 19 in. (92.7 x 63.5 x 48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold in memory of her father, John Sloane, 41.980.7a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.980.7a-b_acetate_bw.jpg)
overall, 41.980.7a-b_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.