In the eighteenth century, easy chairs (often called “wing chairs” today) were usually found in bedrooms for the use of the aged or infirm. Thick padding and soft down cushions provided comfort, and the wings gave protection from drafts. This example, with its curved front seat rail and flared arms terminating in C-scrolls, exhibits the classic Philadelphia form.
Benjamin Bullock, Philadelphia, by 1800; his son, Anthony Davis Bullock, Cincinnati; his son, James W. Bullock; his daughter, Mrs. C. F. (Margaret) Dickson, Cincinnati, Ohio, until 1963
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731