Side chair, ca. 1882
Gilded and painted maple, modern upholstery
h. 87,5 cm - w. 41,4 cm - d. 38,5 cm
PROVENANCE : Commissioned by John Pierpont Morgan for his house, 219 Madison Avenue, New York City - Thence by descend after his death in 1913 - American private collection - Margot Johnson Inc., New York.
SIMILAR PIECES : Including this example, there are only five chairs known to have survived. One is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, another with the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the other two in a private New York collection. The Baltimore chair has 'Morgan' inscribed in pencil underneath the seat frame.