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Side Chair

Side Chair

c. 1760

Mahogany

Overall: 105.4 x 57.2 x 54.3 cm (41 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1988.32

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
Furniture
Type of artwork: 
Furniture and woodwork
Medium: 
Mahogany

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