Side chair (in the style of the 16th century)



17th century
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General Description

Wendy and Emery Reves acquired several exceptional examples of European furniture, although they did not focus their collecting in this area. Those pieces they did acquire were obtained in various locales such as this pair of Yorkshire side chairs purchased by Emery Reves from Stair and Company Ltd. in London, England in 1969. Yorkshire chairs, typically made from oak, are derived from panel or wainscot chairs and are characterized for having a basic box form, gothic influence in carving, and turned front legs and stretchers.

Drawn from

  • Dallas Museum of Art. Decorative Arts Highlights from the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection. (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1995), 43.

  • Aronson, Joseph. The Encyclopedia of Furniture. (New York: Crown Publishers, 1965), p. 475.