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.
- John Gaines, III
- Side Chair
- Portsmouth (Object made in)
- c. 1735–1743
- 108 × 45.7 × 44.5 cm (42 1/2 × 18 × 17 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field