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Branded three times under the seat by Ebenezer Tracy of Lisbon, Connecticut, a chair maker working from 1774 to 1803, the chair was originally painted green. Because of the variety of woods used in their construction - this chair is made of hickory, maple, oak, and chestnut - nearly all Windsor chairs were intended to be painted. The woods were chosen to suit the strength or flexibility needs of various parts of the chair. Equipped with a writing surface and storage drawers that lock, the chair served as a desk.


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Writing Armchair

creator   Ebenezer B. Tracy (1744-1803)
date   1765-1790
location   Lisbon, Connecticut
depth   18.75"
width   27.0"
height   45.25"
process/materials   wood
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #1935.04.01

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