• Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
    Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
  • Bombe Desk and Bookcase
    Bombe Desk and Bookcase
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims
    The Landing of the Pilgrims
  • Side Chairs
    Side Chairs
  • Penn's Treaty with the Indians
    Penn's Treaty with the Indians
 
  • Artist/Maker
  • Date Made 1750-1760
  • Place Made
  • Materials Wood; Black Walnut; Southern Yellow Pine; Soft Maple
  • Measurements
  • Funds donated by Mr. A. H. Meyer
  • Room
  • Accession # 1972.0110.1-6

Side Chairs

Chairs with "compass bottoms"—so called because the pattern for the curvilinear seat rails was drawn with a compass—were first made in Philadelphia about 1730 and were based on contemporary English forms.