Easy Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

c.1810-1820

GUSN

GUSN-172762

Description

Easy chair, upholstered body with wooden legs. Federal style with turned front legs and rectangular back legs. Pale gold upholstery with floral lattice pattern. Circular arms with tufted fronts. The original location for the chair was in the Guest Room at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick, Maine.

Details

Descriptive Terms

easy chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
birch (wood)
upholstery
Federal
Chair, Easy

Label

Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:
After Sarah Orne Jewett suffered a stroke in 1902, her family moved her from her quiet bedroom tucked away at the back of the house to a bright room in the front, from which she could watch the comings and goings on the town’s busiest streets below. To one side of her bed was a daybed. To the other stood this upholstered wing chair, which had once belonged to her grandfather and now provided comfort in the last few years of her life.

Additional Identification Number

17.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

46 x 33 x 18 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2009.9.2

Places

Possibly New Hampshire (United States)