Carved Whimsey

Carved Whimsey

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Description
Miniature side chair with square back and seat on four straight legs; whittled or carved from a single piece of wood. Back is inscribed on outside "Presented / to / Harry Wilson / by / Chas. Wilson(?) / 19\th April 1876(?)", while seat has "Birthday / Present." on top and "1876 / CW / to / HW" on underside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
chair, miniature
whimsey
date made
1836
1876
date presented
1876-04-19
place made
United States: Indiana, Richmond
Physical Description
maple, soft (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
DL.377424
catalog number
377424
accession number
138716
Credit Line
Gift of Harry L. Wilson
subject
Birthdays, General
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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