The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 18, 2024

Side Chair

Side Chair

c. 1760
Overall: 105.4 x 57.2 x 54.3 cm (41 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)


Chairs with their splats pierced with a decorative monogram are rare in eighteenth-century English furniture, and this chair is part of a unique American set. The initials "R.M.L." are those of Robert (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman (1724-1800) Livingston of Clemont, a house on the Hudson River north of New York City.
  • Robert (1718-1775) and Margaret Beekman (1724-1800) Livingston of Clermont; their daughter Catherine Livingston Garreston (1752-1849; her daughter Mary Rutherford Garreston (d. 1879); several generations of the Tillotson Wainwright family.
  • The Year in Review for 1988. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 1-May 14, 1989).
  • {{cite web|title=Side Chair|url=false|author=|year=c. 1760|access-date=18 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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