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Object Name Chair
Date 1865-1885
Description Child's chair, probably rosewood, with upholstered back panel and seat. Oblong-shaped back panel is topped by a scrolled pediment and flanked by turned columnar stiles. Upholstered seat is shield-shaped with curved rails. Front legs have trumpet turnings and rear legs curve outward. Probably made in the U.S., in a European style. Gold-covered brocade fabric upholstery with braid trim is not original, and feet may have been cut down slightly. Overall height 24.75 inches; seat height 10 inches.
(Keywords: Children's Furniture, Victorian, Gilded Age, Side Chair)
Acquisition Gift of Armistead Fitzhugh
Ownership and History This elegant chair, most likely used in a parlor, suggests the restrained manners that were expected of children in such as setting. It was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society by Mr. Armistead Fitzhugh in 1971. Accompanying records indicate it was made for "Aunt Nana" in Flushing, New York when she was a baby as a gift from her "Grandpa Peck."
Earliest Date 1865
Latest Date 1885
Subjects Children
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Catalog Number F01.0435
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by Con Edison, 2010.
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