Unknown Maker (possibly Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, Maryland), American, 19th century
Maple, pine, paint, rush seat
Overall: 31 7/8 × 22 1/16 × 23 1/4 in. (80.9 × 56.1 × 59 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Vicki Donlan in memory of Jane Gilman Hopkins
Place Made: United States, North America
Not on view
Old paper label: DANIEL WEBSTER'S / OFFICE CHAIR
American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.
Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 221, no. 194.
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), Class of 1801 (his original ownership of the chair is based on longstanding family tradition); purchased by Col. Nathaniel Gilman, Exeter (1759-1847); by descent to his great-grandson, Joseph T. Gilman (1883-1933), Newton, Massachusetts, Class of 1905; by descent to his daughter, Jane Gilman Hopkins (1912-1999 or 2000), by descent to her daughter, Vicki Donlan, Hingham, Massachusetts; given to present collection, 2005.
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