Side chair

Object Number: 
1940.986
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Pine, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 13 in. ( 87 x 41.9 x 33 cm )
Description: 
Pine 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 tape 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: 
Chairmaking was a major industry of the Shakers. Many Shaker chairs have the added feature of buttons or "balls" fitted into a socket at the base of the rear legs, which added comfort by allowing the sitter to tilt the chair slightly.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group