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Object Name Chair
Date ca. 1900
Description Chip carved plank chair, Arts and Crafts style. Rectangular straight back; square seat with curved front; flat rectangular legs and stretchers. Visible mortise and tenon construction with pegs; chair is easily disassembled by removing the pegs. Chair measures 40 inches high x 16.375 inches wide x 17.750 inches deep.
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schron
Ownership and History This chair, which exhibits exceptionally high quality chip carving, was made by Frederick R. Geisse of Stapleton, Staten Island, New York. He was born in Germany in 1852, and immigrated to the United States in 1871. Chair carving appears to have been a hobby for him, as he operated a stove business on Canal Street in Stapleton.
Earliest Date 1895
Latest Date 1905
Maker Frederick R. Geisse, Stapleton, Staten Island
Subjects Antiques
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Associated People Geisse, Frederick R.
Catalog Number F01.0370
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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