Invalids Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-11805

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

Descriptive Terms

invalids' chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
cotton (textile)
horsehair
walnut (wood)
wool (textile)
floral patterns
walnut (wood)
Walnut
Horsehair
Wool
Cotton
Floral
CHAIR, RECLINING

Inscription

On a printed paper label under the leg rest is: F.M. Holmes & Co./Manufacturers/188 & 190 Hanover Street/Boston./Patented February 23, 186_?

Maker

F.M. Holmes & Co. Manfacturers (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

50 x 28 x 48 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1983.163

Places

Massachusetts (United States)