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Side Chair

A work made of maple.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of maple.

Date:

1735/43

Artist:

Attributed to John Gaines III
American, 1704–1743
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

About this artwork

John Gaines III learned to turn banister-back chairs from his father, John Gaines, Jr. The younger Gaines brought this aesthetic tradition with him to Portsmouth but soon incorporated the graceful, curvilinear forms of the new late-Baroque style. This chair represents the transition between the older influence and new fashion.

On View

American Art, Gallery 165

Artist

John Gaines, III

Title

Side Chair

Origin

Portsmouth

Date

c. 1735–1743

Medium

Maple

Dimensions

108 × 45.7 × 44.5 cm (42 1/2 × 18 × 17 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field

Reference Number

2014.1184

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