Side Chair

Attributed to John Aitken, American (born Scotland), active Philadelphia c. 1790 - died 1839

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1785-1795

Medium:
Mahogany, lightwood stringing, ash, softwood

Dimensions:
37 1/4 x 21 x 20 1/2 inches (94.6 x 53.3 x 52.1 cm) Seat: 17 1/2 x 21 x 17 1/2 inches (44.5 x 53.3 x 44.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2007-65-6

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2007

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Label:
This chair was likely commissioned for the Philadelphia residence of George and Martha Washington and served as the prototype for a suite of similarly designed chairs commissioned for and still on view at their Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.