1958.2429 Chair; overall
  • 1958.2429 Chair; overall
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Chair (Easy chair)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Unknown (Furniture maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Alsace, France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Maple, soft; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Chair (Easy chair)



Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Unknown (Furniture maker)
This record is to be used when the maker of an object is unknown.

The Hartmann et Fils mark is a stamp which reads: "Manufacture de toiles peintes de Soehnee l'aine et Cie a Munster"

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Origin is northeastern Massachusetts, probably Boston.

Secondary Place of Origin

Alsace, France, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The upholstery fabric was printed by Hartmann et Fils in Munster, France in about 1800.




Mahogany; Maple, soft; Cotton


Woven (plain), Mordant style, Block printed

Dimensions (inches)

46.5 (H) , 36.25 (W) , 28 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

118.11 (H) , 92.075 (W) , 71.12 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW at arms; OD from back of crest to front of feet. H (seat frame) 12.875 in. (32.7 cm); W (wings) 29 in. (73.6 cm); W (seat front) 32.25 in. (81.9 cm); W (seat back) 23.625 in. (60.0 cm); W (feet) 32.5 in. (82.5 cm); D (seat) 23 in. (58.4 cm); D (feet) 26 in. (66.0 cm). Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2009). Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 88. (T292)

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
Published: cat. no. 84, pp. 154-55.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: fig. 82
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same print (T292, upholstery), pl. LXXII (72)
[Book] Clouzot, Henri. 1928 Histoire de la manufacture de Jouy et de la toile imprimee en France.
Textile with same print (T292, upholstery), pl. 67
[Book] Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1961 Painted and Printed Textiles from A.D. 800 to 1961. 63.
Related fabric (T292, upholstery): p. 28
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern (T51- slipcover), p. 273, fig. 287
[Manuscript] Bertrand, Rebecca & Parks, Sarah. Seasonal Change Study.
See Curator of Textiles for Seasonal Change Study binder discussing this object.
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style and penciled blue, p. 88; 94-96; 101-104
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, p. 11-12