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Armchair

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Colonial Revival. Baluster turned legs, arm supports and spindles. Acorn finials surmount the back posts. Blue and red plush carpet covers the seat.

Marks

Stenciled in black on the front of both back posts: ELDER / BREWSTER / 1620

Provenance

Chair presented to Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), a Baptist minster who wrote the lyrics for "My Country, 'Tis of Thee") by the City of Boston at 1876 Centennial celebration in Boston; descended to grandson, Harry Wilde Jones, to Smith's great grand-daughter Mary White Jones, to MFA in 1978 (Accession Date October 18, 1978)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

about 1876

Object Place

Possibly Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

114.3 x 53.34 x 44.45 cm (45 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1978.386

Medium or Technique

Oak, maple

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds