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Dutch mahogany metamorphic wing-backed folding bed chair Bed Chair, mid-18th century

This is a Bed chair. It is dated mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is mahogany, solid and veneered, inlaid with other woods, textile. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt.

  • Chair (England), 1750–60
  • carved and joined red walnut, silk damask (reproduction).
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2006-5-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed position): 133 x 87 x 92 cm (52 3/8 x 34 1/4 x 36 1/4 in.)

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Dutch mahogany metamorphic wing-backed folding bed chair Bed Chair, mid-18th century; Netherlands; mahogany, solid and veneered, inlaid with other woods, textile; H x W x D (closed position): 133 x 87 x 92 cm (52 3/8 x 34 1/4 x 36 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Abram S. Hewitt; 1931-44-44

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