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Maker:
John Hewitt, American, 1777–1857  Search this
Medium:
Turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 89.1 x 58.3 x 60.8 cm (35 1/16 x 22 15/16 x 23 15/16in.)
Type:
furniture
Decorative Arts
Armchair with slip seat
Made in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
ca. 1820
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Back legs flat-sided, front legs flat excepting rounded front face. Legs curve outward toward bottom, and back legs inclue toward each other at bottom. Back side corner posts terminate at top in an elementary volute form. Flat top rail bowed toward back, slightly arched, with rectangular panel of inset veneer surrounded by beading. Horizontal splat is composed of a small oblong shape faced with veneer, flanked on either side by horizontal coupled C-scrolls deeply carved with foliage, terminating in volutes. Double-curved arms, resting on in-curved supports of one piece with front leg. Seat flares from back to front, with straight edges.
Credit Line:
Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green
Accession Number:
1938-58-1083
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d84fce38-dc6a-46a9-981f-e1f68f3f117e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-58-1083