Armchair with slip seat
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- 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.
- ca. 1820
- John Hewitt, American, 1777–1857
- made in
- New York, New York, USA
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- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
- Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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- Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green
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- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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- Decorative Arts
- Armchair with slip seat
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- Turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced)
- 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.)
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