Like their contemporaries, George and Martha Washington used attractive, durable, and relatively inexpensive Windsor chairs in a variety of spaces. The household inventory taken after George Washington died records 30 placed outside on the Mansion's piazza, with another 10 in a first-floor parlor and 5 more in two upstairs bedrooms. This chair may be one of those owned by the Washingtons. It has lost its original finish, but the remaining evidence suggests it may have once been painted green, a standard option in that era. More

Date

1785-1815


Geography


Material/Technique

Tulip poplar (seat), oak (back), red maple (leg), paint


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 36 3/4 in. x 18 5/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. (93.35 cm x 47.31 cm x 44.13 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Copeland T. Jones, 1950


Object Number

W-1553


Colors


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