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Child's side chair

Child's side chair
Title
Child's side chair
Date 
1850-1875
Medium 
Maple, rush
Dimensions 
Overall: 25 x 16 x 13 in. ( 63.5 x 40.6 x 33 cm )
Description 
Child's maple Shaker side chair with tilting balls installed in sockets in the base of rear legs; ladder back with three slats and round stiles with acorn-shaped finials; trapezoidal rush seat; turned legs tapering slighly at bottom with two rounded stretchers in front and at either side, and one rounded stretcher in back.
Credit Line 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Object Number 
1965.22
Gallery Label 
This chair was used in the school room of a Shaker settlement in Enfield, Connecticut. It was purchased by the donor from the community in 1913.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group