America (New York), 18th century / Side Chair / c. 1760America (New York), 18th century
Side Chair
c. 1760

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Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Dates/Places: America (New York), 18th century
Creator Active Place: America (New York), 18th century
Creator Name-CRT: America (New York), 18th century
Title: Side Chair
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1755
Creation End Date: 1765
Creation Date: c. 1760
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Furniture
Classification Term: Woodwork
Materials and Techniques: mahogany
Dimensions: Overall: 105.4cm x 57.2cm x 54.3cm
Inscriptions: pieced splat with initials of first owners: R M & L; seat cover with initials of second owner: C L G; Roman numeral VI incised on inner surface of rear seat rail.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1988.32
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: Robert (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman (1724-1800) Livingston of Clermont; their daughter Catherine Livingston Garreston (1752-1849; her daughter Mary Rutherford Garreston (d. 1879); several generations of the Tillotson Wainwright family.
Context: Chairs with their splats pierced with a decorative monogram are rare in eighteenth-century English furniture, and this chair is part of a unique American set. The initials "R.M.L." are those of Robert (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman (1724-1800) Livingston of Clemont, a house on the Hudson River north of New York City.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1988.32
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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