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.
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.
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.