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Hall chair

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Turned front legs and stump rear legs. Square plank seat, hinged lid over storage. Molded back posts with foliated finials. Pierced rectangular back with trefoil and pointed arch motifs. Pointed arch crest rail.


1. Painted in black beneath seat: "BRAMAN, SHAW, & .../ Boston, M." 2. Printed label beneath seat: "MANUFACTURED BY BRAMAN, SHAW & CO., ' IMPORTERS OF / SAMUEL LAYCOCK & SONS / ENGLISH HAIR SEAT / AND MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF UPHOLSTERED PARLOR FURNITURE. / ... Street, Suffolk Market Building, / BOSTON / F...Y...East Cambridge."


Museum purchase from Mr. Arthur Goodnough, 19 Pleasant St., Medford, MA 02115.

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 122.6 x 51.4 x 48.9 cm (48 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany; poplar (secondary wood)




Furniture, Seating and Beds