Side chair in Regency-Sheraton style - ROM2006_6434_1


Side chair in Regency-Sheraton style

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Maple, black stain, brass, caning (modern)
Geography: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1810-1820
79.7 (height) x 45.4 (width) x 40.6 (depth) cm
Object number: 966.20.1
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Winnifred R. Self
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
DescriptionThe Regency “sabre-leg” chair, so-called because of the sword-like curve of its front legs, was introduced from England into British North America about 1805, where innumerable versions of this design were produced well up into the 1850s. This chair was part of a set owned by Sir Peregrine Maitland (1777-1854), Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, 1818-28.
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