Side chair

Object Number: 
Mahogany, oak, textile
Overall: 32 1/4 x 19 x 20 in. ( 81.9 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm )
handwritten in ink: on paper label affixed to underside of seat: "RESTORED / FIXED / UPHOLSTERING / 6,2,57 / GABOR KOLLATH / HUNGARY 777a77."
Mahogany Federal style side chair; scroll back with curved crest rail with five thunderbolts (reeds) tied in a bowknot; reeded stile and lower back rail with reeded double-cross (lattice) back; horseshoe-shaped seat upholstered over the rail with rose brocade (not original); swept back rear legs and tapered front legs with reeding.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is part of a set used by the Livingston family of New York. Its double-cross back is similar to those found on a set (now at Winterthur) billed to William Bayard of New York by Phyfe on January 21, 1807. It was reupholstered in 1957.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group