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Longhorn chair

1880–89


Object Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 93.3 x 72.4 x 57.2 cm (36 3/4 x 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1982.455

Medium or Technique

Steer horn, glass casters enclosed in metal claw-like mounts, figured velvet with cut pile

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Inscription

Pencil inscription on underside of seat rail: "From S.A. Gage"..." [initials unclear] Henderson"..."Alpine Texas".... "Christmas 1888"

Provenance

Chair sent from Alfred Gage, of San Antonio, to cousin Celia Gage Henderson, of Cambridge, MA, about 1880; her grandson John Henderson Vandermark, Annisquam, Massachusetts, to MFA, 1982 (Accession Date September 15, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of John Henderson Vandermark