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Chair (USA), ca. 1840

This is a chair. It was attributed to Duncan Phyfe. It is dated ca. 1840 and we acquired it in 1926. Its medium is turned, carved, and joined mahogany (legs and back), mahogany veneer (frame), oak, maple, ash (secondary wood in frame), brass (casters). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 90.1 x 55.7 x 57.1cm (35 1/2 x 21 15/16 x 22 1/2in.)

It has the following markings

Two diagonal cuts on front seat rail

Cite this object as

Chair (USA), ca. 1840; Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (American, 1768–1854); turned, carved, and joined mahogany (legs and back), mahogany veneer (frame), oak, maple, ash (secondary wood in frame), brass (casters); H x W x D: 90.1 x 55.7 x 57.1cm (35 1/2 x 21 15/16 x 22 1/2in.); Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1926-22-487

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