Chippendale Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1770-1790

GUSN

GUSN-103283

Description

Mahogany side chair with bow-shaped crest rail and two slats all featuring pierced and carved leafage decoration, square seat with serpentine shaped front seat rail covered in a light yellow leather fastened with brass studs, square reed front legs, reed center and side stretchers, and plain splayed back legs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
brass (alloy)
Chair
Chair, Side
Chair, Side

Inscription

"This chair belonged to / William Scollay b.1756 (son of John Scollay / b.1712), married Catharine Whitwell 1780. / Their daughter Mary Scollay, born 1793, / died 1882, married Dr. Jacob Bigelow 1817. / Their daughter Catharine Scollay Bigelow / married Francis Parkman 1851. Their / daughter Catharine Scollay Parkman married / John Templeman Coolidge 3d, Sept.16, 1879. / Their daughter Elizabeth Coolidge married / Alexander Slidell Neilson on July 22, 1918." (Paper label)

Associated Person

Parkman, Catharine Scollay Bigelow
Coolidge, Katherine Scollay, 1858-1900
Neilson, Elizabeth Coolidge
Bigelow, Mary Scollay, 1793-1882
Scollay, William, Mr., 1756-1809

Additional Identification Number

3011

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

37 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 17 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Neilson Gallatin Baybutt

Accession Number

2007.13.1

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