The early histories of this square-back chair and a virtually identical example in Mount Vernon's collection are unknown, but their similarity to documented Virginia-made chairs suggests they also could have been made in the Chesapeake. Beading along all their straight surfaces - including the crest, stiles, and stretchers - unifies and ornaments their otherwise spare form.

See also M-311.
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Date

1770-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 37 1/2 in. x 20 5/8 in. x 19 in. (95.25 cm x 52.4 cm x 48.26 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Marks

Inscribed on the inside of the rear rail in curved marks: "III".


Object Number

M-177


Colors


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