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Catalog Number 1975.169.001
Object Name Chair
Collection Mr. & Mrs. D. H. Stone
Year Range from 1850.0
Year Range to 1900.0
Description Chair, wood, ladder back with rawhide woven seat. The file states the original cane seat had been replaced.
Dimensions H-33.25 W-17.25 D-12 inches
Material wood, rawhide
Provenance Chair was given to donor's grandmother Mrs. Tom (Nancy) Christian by her mother at the time the family moved from Georgia to Texas in the 1870s. After Nancy married Tom Christian, they moved to Waurika area, c. 1890. Donor remembers being told that a former slave who wished to remain with the family came with them to Texas and with the Christian family to Oklahoma. This was her (the slave's) chair and was usually kept by the hearth. Donor indicates chair is probably 125 years old.
Search Terms ladder back
Category Historical Furniture Chairs