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Child's side chair

Object Number: 
1965.22
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group