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A bentwood chair formed of steamed members, with the curved stiles, seat rails, and front legs being one continuous member. The back is composed of five vertical bars, which curve down to form every second member of the seat. The other six bars of the seat are dovetailed to the front and back...

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Beneath the seat rail is branded: S. GRAGG / BOSTON / PATENT


Purchased by the Museum in 1961 from the dealer Harry Arons of Ansonia, Connecticut (Accession Date October 11, 1961)

Credit Line

Charles Hitchcock Tyler Residuary Fund

about 1808–12

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 183


86.7 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm (34 1/8 x 18 x 20 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted ash, hickory




Furniture, Seating and Beds