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Object Name Chair, Folding
Date 1860-1900
Description Child's steamer chair. Small folding armchair with caned back, seat, and footrest. Dimensions are 24.5 inches high x 17.5 inches wide x 32.5 inches deep.
Acquisition Gift of Sharon Stern
Ownership and History This child-size steamer chair suggests a young boy or girl on a family outing in the country or a journey aboard a steamship. In the late 1800s, middle-class families increasingly had the means to travel for pleasure. Popular destinations ranged from upstate New York to the European "Grand Tour."

Chairs like this were good for use on ships' decks because they were steady, comfortable, and could be folded when not in use.
Earliest Date 1860
Latest Date 1900
Material Wood/Cane
Subjects Chairs
Folding chairs
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Catalog Number F01.0334--dup000
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2016.
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