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Object Name: Armchairs (pair)
Date: 1810-1820
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Medium: Mahogany, maple
Dimensions: Overall: 33 x 20 x 21 in. ( 83.8 x 50.8 x 53.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Pair of mahogany neoclassical armchairs; scroll back with a scrolled tablet crest rail with an inset maple panel above a pierced and carved floral and foliate splat, scrolled and molded arms with "C"-shaped supports; caned trapezoidal seat; molded sabre legs.
Credit Line: Purchase, Hoffman Fund
Object Number: 1990.2ab
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These chairs were originally owned by Luman Reed (1787-1836), a wealthy merchant and art patron who moved to New York City in 1815. His seminal collection of American and European painting was acquired by the Society in 1858.