Attributed to Samuel McIntire / Side Chair / 1794-1799Attributed to Samuel McIntire
Side Chair

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Creator Name: McIntire, Samuel
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Dates/Places: 1757-1811
Creator Name-CRT: Attributed to Samuel McIntire
Title: Side Chair
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1794
Creation End Date: 1799
Creation Date: 1794-1799
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Materials and Techniques: Mahogany, ebony, ash, birch, white pine
Dimensions: 37 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 18 in. (96.2 x 70.8 x 45.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 62.16
Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1962

This vase-back chair originally was made for the wealthy Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby. The chair is part of a larger set, two pieces of which are at Bayou Bend (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), and one in the Karolik Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). The design of these chairs is an enriched version of plate 2 from George Hepplewhite's 'Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide' (London, 1788). The carved grape clusters in the lunette at the base of the splat and suspended from bowknots at the top of each leg are a motif traditionally associated with the work of Samuel McIntire, a Salem carver and architect.

AMICA ID: MMA_.62.16
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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