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Pair of Cherry Chippendale Chairs

Pair of cherry straight leg American Chippendale chairs. Simple design featuring open work carved slats, serpentine crest, and rails “H” stretcher base. Seat rails repaired on both.

Object number: 1995.1.1-2

Dimensions: W back 19 1/2”; H 36”; Front 20 5/8”; Depth of seat 15 1/4”

Estimated age: 1780



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie