Armchair

Unknown Maker (possibly Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, Maryland), American, 19th century

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about 1825

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 College: Gift of Vicki Donlan in memory of Jane Gilman Hopkins

2005.33

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Seating

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Old paper label: DANIEL WEBSTER‘S / OFFICE CHAIR

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 221, no. 194.

Provenance

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.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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