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Called a "great chair" because it has arms, this chair is painted black, a cheap color, and has a rush seat. Many families had only one chair, which was often for the head of the household. Other members sat on stools, the floor, or they stood. This chair was given to Memorial Hall by Esther (Harding) Dickinson whose father, Abijah Harding (1760-1844), made chairs in the wintertime when there was not much farm work to do.