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. More

Date

1785-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Tulip poplar (seat), possibly oak or ash (bow and spindles), possibly maple (legs and stretchers)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 37 1/8 in. x 20 7/8 in. x 17 5/8 in. (94.3 cm x 53.02 cm x 44.77 cm)


Credit

Gift of the Family of Colonel Colville Penrose Terrett, 1925


Object Number

W-228


Colors


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