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Chair slip seat frame w/original upholstery

ca. 1780
Origin: America, Virginia, Richmond (possibly)
OW: 19 1/4"; OD: 14 3/4"
Yellow pine, iron nails, coarse linen, linen webbing.
Gift of Wallace and Liza Gusler.
Acc. No. 1991-173
Yellow pine trapezoidal slip seat frame of usual construction with remnants of original upholstery and original webbing and bottom linen. Matching slip seat retains parts of original horsehair outer covering (150 threads/hairs per inch).
Provenance:Slip seat from one of a pair of mahogany side chairs, each with Marlborough legs, ladder back, and serpentine slats. Chairs were acquired by donor from MESDA in 1968. Frank Horton of MESDA said that the chairs had a Richmond history.
Mark(s):"V" chiseled into rear rail.
Inscription(s):"2373-1" in red paint (former accession number for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts);