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Collection National Woman's Party Decorative Art Collection
Catalog Number 1992.036.001
Object Name Chair
Title Rococo Revival side chair, 1850-1870
Date 1850-1870
Year Range from 1850
Year Range to 1870
Description The side chair (1 of 5) is part of a nine-piece Victorian French-Style Rococo Revival parlor suite. The molded curving crest rail of the balloon-back chair is ornamented with carved Rococo motifs of a central asymmetrical cabochon flanked by C-scrolls and smaller cabochons. The chair is upholstered in green silk damask in a floral design, and the chair back is tufted and buttoned. The seat design consists of a serpentine seat rail and each knee is ornamented with a carved cabochon. The front cabriole legs terminate in wood casters, and the back legs are rounded and canted.

Appears in the 2009 Merritt Appraisal with a value of $19,000 for the suite of six chairs and two couches)
Dimensions H-35 W-20 D-21 inches
Provenance Gift of William Randolph Hearst in honor of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst. (See 1992 and 1999 appraisals)