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Object Name: 1 of set of 3 Side Chairs
Date: 1760-1790
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Medium: Walnut, pine, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 37 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. ( 94.6 x 59.1 x 52.1 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Philadelphia
Description: Walnut Chippendale side chair; back with serpentine crest rail with scrolled ears and pierced splat with interlace design; trapezoidal seat frame with through tenons on side rails and slip seat with blue and gold brocade upholstery supported by square corner blocks in front (iron brackets have been added to joints in seat frame); cabriole legs ending in ball-and-claw feet in front and rounded legs in rear.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Elsie Dwight Alling in memory of Samuel Bayard Dod, father of the late Miss Isabel G. Dod
Object Number: 1944.226b
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According to the accession records, this chair was used in the London dining room of Samuel Bayard (1767-1840) when he was American claims agent under the Jay Treaty (1794-98).