"Neat & plain" style chairs formed the mainstay of many cabinetmakers' businesses in colonial Virginia. In contrast to elaborately carved high-style chairs, examples such as this provided more affordable, yet still fashionable, seating. The "owl's eye" splat seen on this chair, which has no association with the Washington family, is frequently found on chairs made in the Fredericksburg area. More

Date

1760-1775


Geography


Material/Technique

Walnut (primary)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 39 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 17 7/8 in. (99.06 cm x 52.07 cm x 45.42 cm)


Credit

Gift of Dandridge M. Gray, 1986


Marks

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


Object Number

M-3015


Colors


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