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Object Name: One from a set of six side chairs
Date: 1850-1860
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Medium: Rosewood, oak, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 36 1/2 x 18 3/4 x 21 1/2 in. ( 92.7 x 47.6 x 54.6 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Laminated rosewood Rococo Revival side chair with beige corded velvet upholstery (not original); kidney-bean-shaped upholstered back with molded frame surmounted by carved crest with fruit and floral decoration; flower between two leaves carved at center of front seat rail; cabriole front legs with floral carving on knees and rounded rear legs with serpentine profile, all on casters.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Object Number: 1969.9e
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According to the donor, this piece is from a parlor suite made for her grandfather, Isaac John Greenwood I (1795-1865), a New York City resident. It then passed to Isaac John Greenwood II (1833-1911) and was inherited by the donor.