- Titles Pair of Parlor Chairs (Descriptive)
- Artist Attributed to, George J. Henkels, American, active about 1843 - 1870
- Medium rosewood and modern silk damask upholstery
- Dimensions (each) 45 x 26 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (114.3 x 67.3 x 64.8 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of the family of Dr. and Mrs. Jackson Leonard Bostwick, Sr., 1989.188.1-.2
- Work Type chairs
- Classification Furniture
- Provenance Unknown estates [see note 1]. Raddle and Snap Plantation, Mount Pleasant, Tennessee [see note 2]. Herron House Antiques, Montgomery, Alabama, before 1960; Dr. and Mrs. Jackson Leonard Bostwick, Sr. (1913-1988), Montgomery, Alabama; inherited by Jackson L. Bostwick, Santa Monica, California, gift to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, 1989
1.Our documentation claims that the chairs were located at various estates. The locations, timelines, and transctions of the chairs are all unknown.
2. Our documentation claims that the chairs were located at Raddle and Snap Plantation in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. This plantation was built by George Washington Polk, relative of President James K. Polk, in 1845. The property was then sold to the Joseph John Granberry in 1867, and was owned by the family until around 1920. It is unclear when the chairs were at Raddle and Snap Plantation. They could have been located there before or after other unknown estates.
3. It is unclear through our documentation how Herron House Antiques accquired the chairs. We are also unsure of the exact dating of the transaction. Our documentation states that the chairs came to Herron House Antiques in the mid-1950s.