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Armchair With Slip Seat (USA), ca. 1820

This is a Armchair with slip seat. It was made by John Hewitt. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The maker of this chair was the Hewitt sisters’ paternal grandfather.

It is credited Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.

  • Side Chair (USA), 1855–70
  • carved laminated and steamed rosewood veneer, oak (frame), silk upholstery....
  • Gift of Mrs. Edwin Gould.
  • 1937-4-2

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Side Chair (USA), 1901
  • joined and carved oak, leather cushions (modern replacements).
  • Museum purchase from Mary Blackwelder Memorial Fund.
  • 1976-22-1-a,b
  • Armchair (USA), 1959
  • laminated walnut, caning, woven wool upholstery.
  • Gift of Dunbar Furniture Co..
  • 1971-20-3

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 89.1 x 58.3 x 60.8 cm (35 1/16 x 22 15/16 x 23 15/16in.)

Cite this object as

Armchair With Slip Seat (USA), ca. 1820; Made by John Hewitt (American, 1777–1857); turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced); H x W x D: 89.1 x 58.3 x 60.8 cm (35 1/16 x 22 15/16 x 23 15/16in.); Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green; 1938-58-1083

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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