"Neat and plain" style chairs, in contrast to elaborately carved high-style chairs, formed the mainstay of many cabinetmakers' businesses in colonial Virginia, offering customers a more affordable, yet still fashionable, seating option. This example, which has no association with the Washington family, features a heart-and-ribs pierced splat, a pattern particularly favored by cabinetmakers from the Fredericksburg, Virginia area. More

Date

1750-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Walnut (primary)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 39 in. x 21 in. x 17 1/2 in. (99.06 cm x 53.34 cm x 44.45 cm)


Credit

Gift of Dandridge M. Gray, 1986


Marks

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


Object Number

M-3014


Colors


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