Chairs for the Masses : A Brief History of the L. White Chair Company, Boston, Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1972

GUSN

GUSN-169818

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Description

Between January, 1864, and December, 1869, the L. White Chair Company of Boston, was established, flourished briefly, then quietly disappeared. L. White produced cottage furniture, an architecturally simple concept that was already out of date in 1864. This article looks at the furniture it made, the company's operations, and its customers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 199

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1972.063.230.001

Abstract

Between January, 1864, and December, 1869, the L. White Chair Company of Boston, was established, flourished briefly, then quietly disappeared. L. White produced cottage furniture, an architecturally simple concept that was already out of date in 1864. This article looks at the furniture it made, the company's operations, and its customers.

Date Notes

Volume 63, Number 230 (Fall, 1972)

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Record Details

Originator

Mary Ellen Yehia (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1972). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England