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Highlights : Art : Furniture

Subcategory Furniture contains 11 item(s).

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front Card Table
c. 1810
Specialized forms like card tables were a response to the increased leisure of people in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and were used for board games, dining, and writing as well as for card games.
front Bannister Back Side Chair
The skills of several craftsmen were needed to make this relatively inexpensive chair that could be used to seat family members or guests.
front "SH" joined chest
c. 1710
At a time when most houses lacked closets, joined chests like this one made for Sarah Hawks (1701-1783) stored linens, clothing and other valuable textiles while also serving a decorative function.
front Tall case clock
c. 1820
Timepieces like this tall clock were becoming more affordable and more commonplace in the 19th century.
document Gate-leg Table
This table could accommodate larger numbers of people around it by swinging out elaborately turned "gate legs" to hold up two hinged drop leaves.
front Chest of Drawers
c. 1769
David Hoyt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, gave this locally made chest to his daughter Persis on her marriage to John Sheldon in 1769.
front Side Chair
Men who operated lathes and who were referred to "turners," made chairs like this for about two hundred years in New England.
front Side chair with leather upholstery
This 17th century New York-made side chair's handsome leather upholstery was more costly than a wood or rush-seated chair.
front "SW" Joined Chest
Constructed of oak and pine boards that are mortised and tenoned together as rails and stiles, this storage chest for textiles was made between 1695 and 1720.
front Writing Armchair
This Windsor-style chair, with writing arm, was a kind most often owned by lawyers and ministers, men who regularly devoted time to writing and correspondence.


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