Example 107: Chair, related works

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • decorative arts • furniture • American art
*Work Type [link]: • side chair
*Title: Side chair
*Creator Display: attributed to Samuel McIntire (American, 1757-1811)
Qualifier: attributed to *Role [link]: designer [link]: McIntire, Samuel
*Creation Date: ca. 1794 [controlled]: • Earliest: 1789 • Latest: 1799
*Subject [links]: • object (utilitarian) • chair • vase-back chairs • grapes • bow knots
Style: Hepplewhite
Culture [link]: • American
*Current Location [link]: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York, United States) • ID: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1962 (62.16)
*Measurements: 96.2 x 70.8 x 45.7 cm (37 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 18 inches)
[controlled]: • Value: 96.2 Unit: cm Type: height | Value: 70.8 Unit: cm Type: width | Value: 45.7 Unit: cm Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques: mahogany, ebony, ash, birch, and white pine
Material [links]: • mahogany • ebony • ash • birch • white pine
Description: This vase-back chair originally was made for the wealthy Salem merchant Elias Hasket Derby. The chair is part of a larger set, two pieces of which are at Bayou Bend (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston), and one in the Karolik Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). The design of these chairs is an enriched version of plate 2 from George Hepplewhite’s “Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide” (London, 1788). The carved grape clusters in the lunette at the base of the splat and suspended from bowknots at the top of each leg are a motif traditionally associated with the work of Samuel McIntire, a Salem carver and architect.
Description Source [link]: Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. http://www.metmuseum.org (accessed 16 July 2007)

Related Works:
Relationship Type:
related to
[link to works]: Two side chairs (Bayou Bend Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States)
Relationship Type: related to
[link to works]: Side chairs (Karolik Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States)

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