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Created by:
Jacob & Josef Kohn, Austrian, 1849 - 1914  Search this
Used by:
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Chuch, American, founded 1867  Search this
bentwood, wood, metal
35 x 23 3/4 x 21 in. (88.9 x 60.3 x 53.3 cm)
Place used:
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1900
Four-legged wooden, bentwood armchair. Chair covered in a dark red-brown paint or finish. Chair seat is round with carved, shallow ridges on seat top. Ridges are in expanding, concentric "U" shapes, narrower in the middle and expanding outward toward the center. "U" shapes begin on either side, closer to the chair back. The chair seat is flatter in front than at the back. The front of the chair seat is also wider than at the back. Outside wood bar, one continuous piece, of chair back curves around and down to make the chair legs. In the middle of the chair back is another curved loop of bent wood that attaches to the top bar and to the seat. Chair armrests are each one piece of bent wood. On the PL arm is a curvilinear armrest attached at the top of the bent wood. The armrest is slightly curved vertically as well as slightly oriented toward the outside edge of the chair. Circular wood ring of support runs around the interior of the four (4) legs. All four (4) legs slightly curved with the PL front leg curving inward. Paper label underneath chair seat that includes maker information, place of origin, and maker's logo.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Religion  Search this
Segregation  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture