In 1888, Miss Alice Longfellow, the daughter of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, donated this chair to Mount Vernon Ladies' Association with the understanding that it had been used by George Washington at the Craigie house, which served as his headquarters during the siege of Boston in 1775-1776. Recent research has revealed that the style and construction of the chair postdate the Revolution, and thus that it would not have been used by Washington. More

Date

1850-1900


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), ash (side seat rails), white oak (front and rear seat rail and corner braces)


Dimensions

Overall: 38 1/2 in. (97.79 cm)


Credit

Mount Vernon Collection


Object Number

W-178


Colors


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