The clean lines and crisp silhouette of this chair's unadorned form set it apart from more elaborately carved examples of the same pattern, making it a more economical - but hardly less attractive - acquisition for its original owner. Members of the Weeks family, descendants of John Washington, uncle to George Washington, faithfully preserved it. More

Date

1755-1795


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), yellow pine (slip seat), probably pine (corner blocks)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 36 in. x 21 3/4 in. x 19 3/8 in. (91.44 cm x 55.25 cm x 49.23 cm)


Credit

Gift of Frances Washington Weeks and Nancy Hunter Weeks in memory of Anne Stephen Weeks, 1961


Marks

Inscribed on the inside of the rear seat rail: "X".

Inscribed on the rabbet of the front seat rail: "X".

Slip Seat Marks:
Inscribed on the underside of the front rail of the slip seat: "IIII".


Object Number

H-2376


Colors


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