American; Watervliet, New York, and New Lebanon, New York
Maple; 26 x 17 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (66 x 43.8 x 31.1 cm)
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.5)
Shaker chairs may be identified as to the community origin and the date of manufacture on the basis of stylistic variations in the shaping of posts, stretchers, slats, and finials as well as woods used. The distinctive finials on this chair and five others suggest a Watervliet or New Lebanon origin and a mid-nineteenth-century date.