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Side chair Needlework seat attributed to Margaret Fayerweather Bromfield (1732-1761) Boston, about 1750-60 Walnut, white pine, maple, original needlepoint seat cover Gift of Mrs. Jean Frederic Wagniere, in memory of her mother, Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner), 1968 ...

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Provenance

Henry Bromfield, a Boston merchant, owned these. He lived in London in 1749 with his wife Margaret Fayerweather who, family tradition says, did the needlework seats. Descended in the Bromfield-Weld family. MFA purchased directly from the descendants.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jean Wagniere in memory of her mother, Henrietta Slade Warner (Mrs. Henry Eldridge Warner)

About 1750–60

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 98.4 x 55.9 x 52.1 cm (38 3/4 x 22 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

68.839

Medium or Technique

Walnut, white pine, maple, original needlework seat

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds