Side Chair

Side Chair

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

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.

This object is currently on view
height: 38 5/8 in, 98.1075 cm; width: 19 1/4 in, 48.895 cm; depth: 15 3/8 in, 39.0525 cm
Architecture and Design
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
Exhibition History
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022