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This chair of ash and maple, painted red and with a seat made of rush has lost the decorative urn and ball turnings on the back posts and it has been shortened. The Nims family of Deerfield, Massachusetts, owned it and gave it to the Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield in the year that the museum opened. The faded paint, shortened legs and missing finials of this locally made chair are signs of heavy use over several generations.


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Side Chair

creator   Unidentified
date   1680-1720
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   33.0"
width   19.37"
depth   13.5"
process/materials   wood, splint
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1880.036.04

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