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Branded 3 times under the seat by Ebenezer Tracy of Lisbon, Connecticut, a chair maker working from 1774 to 1803, this chair was once painted green. Because of the different woods used in making them - this chair is made of hickory, maple, oak, and chestnut - nearly all Windsor chairs were supposed to be painted. The woods were chosen for the different strength or bendable needs of various parts of the chair. This chair served as a desk with its writing surface and storage drawers that lock.

 

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Writing Armchair

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


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