Side Chair

Side Chair

1790s
Designer
John Seymour, American, ca. 1738-1818
Born: England
Work Locations: Boston, MA
Country
United States
side chair
Painted birch and cane
Funds from the Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust
1984.5

Attributed to John Seymour, Side Chair, 1790s. Painted birch and cane; 38 5/8 x 19 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust, 1984.5

Dimensions
height: 38 5/8 in, 98.1075 cm; width: 19 1/4 in, 48.895 cm; depth: 15 3/8 in, 39.0525 cm
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

The flat, urn-shaped central back of this chair is decorated in green and gold. The urn, which features a painted drapery swag, is flanked by columns. Chairs with painted decoration including classical and floral motifs were popular on the East Coast around 1800.

Known Provenance
Purchased 1984 from (Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.), New York by the Denver Art Museum