The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association acquired this chair in 1926 with the colorful history that it had originally been owned by Martha Washington and later given to John Hancock. The chair's style and construction, however, suggests it postdates the Washingtons' and Hancock's lifetimes. More

Date

1800-1850


Geography


Material/Technique

Beech (back posts), cherry (slats), oak (arms and armposts), oak splint (seat)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 33 5/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. x 23 in. (85.41 cm x 47.94 cm x 58.42 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1926


Object Number

W-313


Colors


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