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Side Chair
Baltimore, MD

Content Description: 

This chair is part of a large set with Ridgely family history that dates from the period of the construction of the house (1783-1790) and thus may have been purchased by Capt. Charles Ridgely, “The Builder” (1733-1790). Chairs from this set and another of very similar design appear in photos from the historic period, used in different  locations throughout the house. The unusual shape of the back, a design feature unique to Maryland made chairs, is referred to today as a “modified shield back.” In the Federal period, it was probably called an urn back, a reference to the design source in the arts of classical antiquity.

Physical Description: 

Material: Mahogany. H: 97.5cm, W: 51.4cm, D: 44cm.
535 Hampton Lane Towson,Maryland 21286