Child's high chair

About 1710–20


Object Place: Probably Connecticut

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 126

Dimensions

93.03 x 35.88 x 31.75 cm (36 5/8 x 14 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

40.614

Medium or Technique

Ash, maple, oak

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

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.

Inscription

On inside of right and left rear leg, possibly in crayon: "H.F. 8012"

Provenance

Early history unknown; lent by Hollis French, May 31, 1928; given by Hollis French (Accession Date October 10, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French