Ladderback Chair

Unidentified Enfield Shaker maker (Enfield, New Hampshire), American, active 1793-1923

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about 1820-1845

Birch wood with caned seat

Overall: 40 × 17 × 13 in. (101.6 × 43.2 × 33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Frank C. and Clara G. Churchill

46.22.16386

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Seating

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Stenciled, in black paint, on back of top slat: 27

Exhibition History

American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, 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. 226, no. 198.

Provenance

From "Old Shaker Colony" Enfield Shakers, New Hampshire; collected by Frank C. (1850-1912) and Clara G. Churchill (1851-1945), Lebanon, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1946.

Old Number

F.946.31.6

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