Child's high chair
Object Place: Probably Connecticut
93.03 x 35.88 x 31.75 cm (36 5/8 x 14 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ash, maple, oak
Not On View
A child’s chair, with all four legs raked, those in front being block-and-vase turned with Spanish feet. The rear legs have square lower sections and are turned above the seat with a vase, blocks, and a baluster. Both the lower rail of the back and the horned crest are molded, the horns having a terminal button and a plain yoke between. The three banisters are molded on the front and flat on the back. Five of the stretchers have simple turnings with a single central “sausage” element, that on the rear is plain, and the lower front stretcher is ball-turned and has two sections of carved openwork. The arms are molded with the scroll ends flaring outwards. There is a rush seat.
The uprights, crest, and openwork stretcher are maple; the banisters, oak.; and the arms and stretchers, ash.
On inside of right and left rear leg, possibly in crayon: "H.F. 8012"
Early history unknown; lent by Hollis French, May 31, 1928; given by Hollis French (Accession Date October 10, 1940)
Gift of Hollis French