Armchair, ebony veneers on pine carcass / marquetry inlays of stained woods, ivory and mother of pearl / modern silk velvet upholstery, Classical revival style, features family crest of James Lenox (1800-1880), designer and maker unknown, New York, USA, c. 1875

Made in United States of America, c. 1875.

This armchair of ebony veneers on a pine carcass features inlaid marquetry of stained woods, ivory and mother of pearl, and modern silk velvet upholstery, is an example of the Classical revival style made in New York, USA, in about 1875. After the Civil War (1861-1865) America entered a period of progress and prosperity reflected in the building of fabulous mansions. This chair was made for the wealthy New York businessman, philanthropist and book collector, James Lenox (1800-1880), whose family...

Summary

A10685
Armchair, ebony veneers on pine carcass / marquetry inlays of stained woods, ivory and mother of pearl / modern silk velvet upholstery, features family crest of James Lenox (1800-1880), designer and maker unknown, New York, USA, c. 1875

Dimensions

680 mm
990 mm
860 mm

Production

c. 1875

History

Armchair purchased from an eccentric American in Sydney c.1971 by Timothy and Ann McCormick; dealers Mark Crittle to Ros Palmer to John Hawkins to Museum.
Lenox, James

Source

Purchased with funds donated by the Patrons of the Powerhouse, 1984

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Armchair, ebony veneers on pine carcass / marquetry inlays of stained woods, ivory and mother of pearl / modern silk velvet upholstery, Classical revival style, features family crest of James Lenox (1800-1880), designer and maker unknown, New York, USA, c. 1875 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 May 2017, <https://ma.as/170533>
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