The Washingtons may have acquired this chair in the years following the Revolutionary War. While its shield-back and serpentine-front seat were inspired by the designs of George Hepplewhite, a British cabinetmaker, the distinctive pattern of the pierced splat was an innovation of Maryland cabinetmakers. More

Date

1785-1800


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Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (primary), yellow pine (corner braces)


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 37 1/2 in. x 20 7/16 in. x 21 1/2 in. (95.25 cm x 51.91 cm x 54.61 cm)


Credit

Gift of Eleanor Custis Boylin Nesbit, 1992


Object Number

W-3611/B


Colors


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