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Armchair

1910-1940
Origin: America, Michigan, Grand Rapids
OH: 37 1/2"; OW: 21 7/16"; OD: 21 3/16"
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white cedar (?), leather upholstered seat.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2000-6
Armchair with tablet crest rail, slightly scrolled to rear along top edge; solid recangular splat set into a shaped shoe; slightly shaped stiles, rectangular in cross section that sweep into shaped and scrolled arms supported by plain round pillars blocked at base and screwed to outside of seat rails; stiles continue to floor with slight backwards rake; seat rails slightly rounded on top edges with blocking at front corners; round pillar front legs rest of flat H stretchers, with slight shaping to side stretchers, and front paw feet; trapezoidal leather slipseat.
Provenance:The desk chair was originally owned by the Reverend W.A.R. Goodwin, whose foresight led to the preservation of Williamsburg and the interest of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.