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Side Chair

Side Chair

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Object Name
chair, side
date made
1755 - 1770
place made
United States: Massachusetts
place used
United States: Massachusetts
Physical Description
mahogany (chair material)
pine (corner blocks material)
maple (slip seat frame material)
silk (upholstery, show covering material)
cotton (upholstery, covering material)
jute (upholstery, webbing material)
overall: 38 in x 23 in x 21 1/4 in; 96.52 cm x 58.42 cm x 53.975 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Faith Ward Libby
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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