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Pair of Side Chairs

A work made of mahogany, ash, and birch.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of mahogany, ash, and birch.

Date:

1794/99

Artist:

Carving attributed to Samuel McIntire
American, 1757–1811
Salem, Massachusetts

About this artwork

The design of these chairs was taken almost directly from plate two of Englishman George Hepplewhite’s 1788 edition of The Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer’s Guide, a pattern book that was available in America. The two chairs are part of a set of eight that may have originally been made for Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby. The house for which these chairs were made was designed by Samuel McIntire, the craftsman to whom the carving on the chairs is attributed.

On View

American Art, Gallery 169

Artist

Samuel McIntire

Title

Pair of Side Chairs

Origin

Salem

Date

c. 1794–1799

Medium

Mahogany, ash, and birch

Dimensions

Each: 97.2 × 54 × 47 cm (38 1/4 × 21 1/4 × 18 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Antiquarian Society through the Edith Almy Adams Fund

Reference Number

1938.1321-1322

Extended information about this artwork

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