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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





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


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)


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


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".

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