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This banister-back armchair, owned by Deerfield's Hoyt family in the Old Indian House, started life as a side chair in the late 18th century. The short arms were added sometime in the 19th century. At the same time, the legs were cut so that rockers could be added. The rockers have since been removed. The chair still has its original splint seat.