When the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association acquired this chair in 1880, they believed it had originally been owned by George Washington. In fact, its form and ornament are characteristic of neoclassical chairs produced by New York cabinetmakers at the end of the eighteenth century. Given its date and probable place of manufacture, it is unlikely that the chair belonged to him. More

Date

1790-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), possibly maple or birch (seat rails), probably cherry (medial braces), pine (corner blocks)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 38 in. x 20 7/8 in. x 18 in. (96.52 cm x 53.02 cm x 45.72 cm)


Credit

Gift of W. W. Corcoran, 1880


Object Number

W-346


Colors


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