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Side chair with porcupine quillwork panels

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Side chair with turned front legs and curved rear legs terminating in porcelain, iron, and brass casters; columnar stiles flanking the back panel, and carved c-scrolls on the crest rail, all embellished with gilt striping; seat and back panel consist of porcupine quillwork with geometric designs...

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Early history unknown; purchased from dealer Ted Trotta. Cortland Manor, New York, in 1992.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from a Gift of the Estate of Jeannette Calvin Hewett in memory of her husband Roger Sherman Hewett, Bequest of Greenville Howland Norcross, Bequest of George Nixon Black, and Bequest of Mrs. Stephen S. FitzGerald

Native American (Algonkian, Micmac), 1860–80

Object Place

Maine or Nova Scotia, U.S.A., Canada


109.2 x 47.0 x 47.6 cm (43 x 18 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ebonized mahogany, porcupine-quillwork with vegetal dyes on birch bark; porcelain, iron, and brass casters




Furniture, Seating and Beds