The Vice Regent for Illinois, Mary T. Leiter, presented this chair to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association with the understanding that it was an original Washington furnishing. Nothing more is known of its history. While elements of its form are common to late eighteenth-century chairs, the combination of the unadorned back and the refined shaping of the serpentine-front seat and tapered legs is unusual, suggesting it may be a later interpretation. More

Date

1790-1850


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 37 in. x 20 1/2 in. x 21 3/4 in. (93.98 cm x 52.07 cm x 55.25 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mrs. Levi Z. Leiter, Vice Regent for Illinois, 1886


Object Number

W-22


Colors


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