Side chair

Side chair
Title
Side chair
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1940.986
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group