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Armchair

Upholstered armchair with wrought iron frame affixed by modern screws to a mahogany base with turned front legs on leather casters.

Signed

Inscribed in ink: "M (or A)...er & Co. (illegible)" on top of rear rail, and " Boston, Mass." on top of front rail.

Marks

Caster wheels marked: "T.R. COMB CO. *GOODYEAR 1851*" and "70" on back.

Provenance

Early history unknown; 1984, purchased from an antiques dealer by Robert F. Trent; 1991, gift of Andrew Passeri, Robert Walker, and Robert F. Trent (Accession Date May 22, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Andrew Passeri, Robert Trent, and Robert G. Walker

about 1880–1900

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1991.407

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, ash, iron

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds