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Invalids Chair

Description

Adjustable chair. Walnut, horsehair, wool, metal. Continuous tufted horsehair upholstered back, seat and leg rest. Enclosed by groved wood and slightly serpentine stiles. Hinged padded horsehair covered arm rests and floral patterned carpet covered foot platform at the base. All sets in conforming groved wood frame with four serpentine shaped legs on castors and 'scooped' side rails with incised curlicues.

Details

Maker
F.M. Holmes & Co. Manfacturers (Maker)
Date
1870-1880
Inscriptions
On a printed paper label under the leg rest is: F.M. Holmes & Co./Manufacturers/188 & 190 Hanover Street/Boston./Patented February 23, 186_?
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
cotton (textile)
horsehair
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
CHAIR, RECLINING
chairs (furniture forms)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Floral
floral patterns
horsehair
Horsehair
invalids' chairs
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
50 x 28 x 48 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1983.163
GUSN
11805

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