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Child's side chair

Child's side chair
Title
Child's side chair
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Rogers Dietrich
Object Number 
1944.64a
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on underside of back seat rail: "Made for James & John Jenkins - twins / 1854"
Gallery Label 
According to an inscription on the chair, the pair of chairs was made for James and John Jenkins, twins, in 1854.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group