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Easy chair

Inscription

Period inscription iIn pencil on the seat cover: "Salem / Thomas Moss" Also with modern inscription: "Upholstered wing chair -- a bedropm chair upholstered originally with the toile used also for the bed hangings and drapes. Cushion seat is white kid and filled with down. Property of Mehitable Johnson Danvers circa 1820."

Provenance

From the family of Mehitable Johnson, Danvers; 1991, purchased from New England Gallery, Inc., Andover, Mass. (Accession Date February 27, 1991)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously in memory of Lawrence Wilde, M.D. and Mr. and Mrs. S. Sidney Stoneman

about 1820

Object Place

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1991.78

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, birch

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds