Piedmont North Carolina United States of America
DESCRIPTION: Easy chair: Has flat crest rail and shaped wings terminating in shaped arm scrolls; retains under-upholstery on the interior of back rest, wings and arm supports; front and side seat rails have nail holes at the bottom of the boards; resting within the seat rails is a chamber pot hole that is covered by a wooden slip seat; the front legs are straight and the rear legs are slightly splayed; covered with a new linen red and tan checked slip covering.
Family history suggests that this chair descended in the Malbourne Addison Angier (1820-1900) and Mary Jane Pearson Angier (1820-1906) family of Durham County, NC. Malbourne Addison Angier was the son of Matther B. Angier and Sarah (Sally) Dollar Angier (1796-1843), who were married in 1817 in Orange County (today Durham County). Sarah was the daughter of Jonathan Dollar (1762-1834). The chair was probably made for either the Jonathan Dollar family or for the parents of Matthew B. Anger.
In memory of Inez Duke Angier Stokes and Earl Monroe Stokes, Sr.