Miss Mary Custis Lee, the great-great granddaughter of Martha Washington, presented this pedestal-back side chair to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association in 1916. She stated that it was originally owned by Mrs. Washington, but this history is the subject of ongoing research. More

Date

1790-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), cherry (front legs) white pine (corner blocks)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 37 3/4 in. x 21 3/4 in. x 19 5/16 in. (95.89 cm x 55.25 cm x 49.05 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mary Custis Lee, 1916


Marks

Inscribed on the inside of the rear seat rail, near center: "x".

Inscribed on the underside of the rear rail of the slip seat frame: "X".


Object Number

W-137


Colors


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