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Armchair

Maker:
Herter Brothers (German, active New York, 1864–1906)
Date:
ca. 1880
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Rosewood and silk
Dimensions:
38 1/4 x 28 x 30 in. (97.2 x 71.1 x 76.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.75
Not on view
The chair found its way to a home in Maine, which Mr. Washburn bought from the Waters family and gave to his daughter, Mary Caroline Washburn, who married in 1892. The chair was saved from a fire in that house. The last known original owner of the chair was Ted Baldwin, son of Mary Caroline Washburn Baldwin and her husband, Elbert. After the fire, the chair came to reside in a neighboring house, "Norlands," now a "living history center," which deaccessioned the chair at auction in 1998. It was acquired by Mimi Findlay, a dealer (and a William Cullen Bryant Fellow), who agreed to sell the chair to the Museum at her cost.
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