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Created by:
Thomas Day, American, 1801 - 1861  Search this
Medium:
mahogany, burlap, metal, upholstery
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 32 1/2 × 18 × 16 in. (82.6 × 45.7 × 40.6 cm)
Type:
side chairs
Place made:
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1850
Description:
Side chair created by Thomas Day. The chair has mahogany legs and back with scroll and floral detailing. There is an engraved floral motif on the center top rail. The seat is upholstered and filled with burlap. The fabric has cream, green, and red striped sections with black borders and an overall floral motif. The upholstery is worn with small areas of loss. The chairs springs are visible through the loose fabric backing below the seat.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.108.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56f260a7c-54ee-429d-b242-9019dcdb7812
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.108.2