Family history maintains Abigail McLean of Wilmington, Delaware purchased a set of eight Gothic-splat side chairs at Mount Vernon in the 1850s, with the understanding they had been owned by George and Martha Washington. Daniel Lammot, also of Wilmington, later purchased four of these eight chairs, three of which have since returned to Mount Vernon. Whether or not the Washingtons originally owned them remains to be proven.

See also chairs W-1464/A and W-4180.
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Date

1765-1785


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), white cedar (glue blocks)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 38 in. x 23 3/8 in. x 20 1/4 in. (96.52 cm x 59.37 cm x 51.44 cm)


Credit

Bequest of Mrs. Pierre S. Du Pont, 1945


Marks

Inscribed into the top of the front seat rail: "III".


Object Number

W-1464/B


Colors


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