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Fancy side chair (related to a set of set three, 1981.71)

Probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



33 in x 18-1/8 in x 18-1/2 in


Maple and unidentified hardwoods, rush seat

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation

Accession Number



“T [or "J"] Janvier” is written in pencil on the inside of the right side seat casing.

Condition Notes

The rush seat, which has the same weave as the set of three chairs (accession no. 1981.71), is a replacement.  The rush appears coarser, and the seat casings have been reattached at least once to accommodate re-rushing.  The paint is worn.


This side chair and three others (accession no. 1981.71) were purchased from the estate of Miss Margaret Janvier Hort.  She  said that the set had been owned by Thomas Janvier (1773-1852) of New Castle, Delaware. 


This side chair, acquired with three others (accession no. 1981.71) as noted above in "Provenance," differs slightly in painted decoration from the other three chairs, which survive in excellent condition.  Paint decoration differs in the thickness and placement of lines, and in the base color, which is a mustard instead of a deeper brown.

Please set that accession record for further information about this fancy chair.