Collections › MESDA Collection › Armchair

Armchair

Place Made:
Chatham or Alamance County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1770-1780
Medium:
hickory, split oak
Dimensions:
HOA 43 3/4; WOA 22; DOA 18 1/4;
Accession Number:
4492
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Armchair: Has a slat back, slats are arched; split-oak seat; turned front and back stiles; front stiles terminate in ball feet; back stiles have turned finials; graceful arms shaped on both the top and bottom.

STYLE: This chair is very similar to southeastern Pennsylvania chairs made from the 1730s into the early nineteenth century.

GROUP: A practically identical chair with a strong history of ownership in the family of North Carolina Quaker Simon Dixon (1728-1781) is now part of the Greensboro Historical Museum Collection. Both chairs were made in either northern Chatham or southern Alamance County, near Cane Creek Meeting, probably by a Quaker chairmaker.

History:
Aquired from the Smith estate near Siler City, Chatham County, North Carolina.
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton