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Child's side chair

Object Number: 
1944.64a
Date: 
1854
Medium: 
Poplar, caning, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 14 in. ( 59.7 x 34.3 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on underside of back seat rail: "Made for James & John Jenkins - twins / 1854"
Description: 
Child's poplar side chair with brown paint; back with curved crest rail and a single shaped slat; roughly trapezoidal caned seat with concave side rails and serpentine front rail; outswept legs that taper toward bottom joined by concave, rectangular front stretcher, two plain, round stretchers at either side, and one plain, round stretcher in back.
Gallery Label: 
According to an inscription on the chair, the pair of chairs was made for James and John Jenkins, twins, in 1854.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rogers Dietrich
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group