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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Mae Reeves, American, 1912 - 2016  Search this
Subject of:
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994  Search this
wood, satin, and metal springs
H x W x D: 46 x 26 1/4 x 26 in. (116.8 x 66.7 x 66 cm)
Place collected:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
An upholstered yellow high-backed armchair with a wooden frame painted off-white. The top of the back edge is higher in the middle, and with a turned finial at each side. The arms are rectangular and flat, with turned bulbous front section reaching between the arm and the seat. Caning is attached on each side between the arms, seat, and chair back. The front legs are tapered while the back legs are straight. The chair seat and back are upholstered in a yellow satin imitation damask fabric with a small repeating geometric design. The back is tufted. The removable seat cushion is covered in the same yellow fabric.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Business  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Mae Reeves and her children, Donna Limerick and William Mincey, Jr.
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
Power of Place
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture