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Longhorn chair

Inscription

Pencil inscription on underside of seat rail: "From S.A. Gage"..." [initials unclear] Henderson"..."Alpine Texas".... "Christmas 1888"

Provenance

Chair sent from Alfred Gage, of San Antonio, to cousin Celia Gage Henderson, of Cambridge, MA, about 1880; her grandson John Henderson Vandermark, Annisquam, Massachusetts, to MFA, 1982 (Accession Date September 15, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of John Henderson Vandermark

1880–89

Object Place

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Accession Number

1982.455

Medium or Technique

Steer horn, glass casters enclosed in metal claw-like mounts, figured velvet with cut pile

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds