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Maker
American
Title
Side Chair (one of a set of four)
Date
c. 1750–1800
Medium
Mahogany, birch; birch
Dimensions
37 1/4 × 24 × 21 1/4 in. (94.6 × 61 × 54 cm)
Credit Line

The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
B.69.135.4
Classification
Furniture
Provenance

Possibly Thomas Hutchinson (1711–1780), Boston [1]; [Collings & Collings, New York, by 1924 ] [2]; purchased by Miss Ima Hogg, December 31, 1924; given to MFAH, 1969 [3]. [1] Twentieth century labels attached to the four chairs state: “Formerly the property of Lieut. Governor Hutchinson. Saved from his house in Garden Court Street, Boston, when it was sacked by the Sons of Liberty, August 26th, 1765.” A Windsor chair shown on Historic New England’s collections module bears a similar label, noting that it was from “the Milton home of Governor Hutchinson.” [2] Regarding the four chairs owned by the MFAH, a bill of sale from Collings & Collings records the purchase of two chairs. [3] Two of the chairs may have remained in Miss Ima Hogg’s personal collection until her death in 1975, at which time her estate would have released them to the MFAH.