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Thomas Brooks (Attributed)

Pair of Gothic-Revival Carved Rosewood Slipper Chairs

Documentation Notes related to published examples
Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved Rosewood
Dimensions
W. 18 in; H. 46.25 in; D. 21 in;
W. 45.72 cm; H. 117.48 cm; D. 53.34 cm;
Condition Good. Refinished in shellac in the manner of the period. Modern upholstery. Original show coat available.
Creation Date 1845-1855
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description These beautiful chairs, probably designed for a bedroom, relate to a group of chairs attributed to Thomas Brooks (1811-1887), illustrated in Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren's The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870 (Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1976), 19-20, figs. 20-22. A related slipper chair and settee, attributed to Thomas Brooks are illustrated in Nancy Carlisle's Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 2003), 308-309.
Styles / Movements Gothic, Traditional, Victorian
Book References Katherine S. Howe and David B. Warren's The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870 (Houston: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1976), 19-20, figs. 20-22.
Dealer Reference Number S-S-JH-1611171
Incollect Reference Number 180456
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