- Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
- Black walnut, beech, soft maple, maple
- 47 1/2 x 32 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (120.7 x 83.2 x 52.7 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935
- Accession Number:
The fully upholstered easy chair was introduced to the colonies in the early eighteenth century, with initial models emerging from Boston. As textiles were costly and upholstering required considerable labor, easy chairs were expensive and, accordingly, were found exclusively in wealthy homes. They were usually placed in the best bed chamber rather than the parlor, with upholstery fabric chosen to match the bed hangings.