1957.1095 Easy chair view 1
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Chair (Easy chair)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Unknown (Furniture maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Birch; Pine, white; Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Roller printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:


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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.

Place of Origin

Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Origin is possible northeastern Massachusetts, based on the sharply tapered rear legs and presence of birch in the seat rails. This chair was upholstered in the early 20th century using 19th century fabric.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The fabric used to upholster this chair was printed in England, c. 1850.




American eagle


Mahogany; Birch; Pine, white; Cotton


Woven (plain), Roller printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

44.5 (H) , 35 (W) , 33 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

113.03 (H) , 88.9 (W) , 83.82 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW at front of arms, OD from front of seat to crest. Measurements of textile are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch at 64. Vertical design repeat: 12.25 inches

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F., et al. 1966 American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published in no.126.
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 339, fig. 397
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum & Floud, Peter. 1955 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: Two Centuries of Changing Taste.
Information on textile with similar pattern,p. 34, # 163
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[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, pp. 88, 101-104
[Thesis] Sykas, Philip Anthony. 10//2000 Material Evidence: Nineteenth Century Calico Printers' Pattern Books. 275-343 Ph.D. The Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Textiles/Fashion
Information on roller and cylinder printing, pp. 276-312
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Textile with same pattern, Chapter 6, p. 160