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Easy chair

about 1820

Object Place: Salem, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 115.6 x 78.7 x 61 cm (45 1/2 x 31 x 24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mahogany, birch, original upholstery foundation of linen webbing, linen sackcloth, horsehair and grass stuffing, and linen cover

Not On View




Seating and beds

Upholstered easy chair with straight tapered legs and original, tufted foundation.


Period inscription in pencil on the top of the seat cover: "Salem / Thomas Moss"

Also with modern inscription in ink on white label pasted to proper left leg inside the face: "Upholstered wing chair -- a bedroom chair upholstered originally with the toile used also for the bed hangings and drapes. Cushion seat is white kid and filled with down. Property of Mehitable Johnson Danvers circa 1820."

In chalk on proper lefdt glue block: "Oct 29 / 1804"

In chalk on inside of front seat rail: "37"
In chalk on underside of rear seat rail: "37"


From the family of Mehitable Johnson, Danvers; 1991, purchased from New England Gallery, Inc., Andover, Mass. (Accession Date February 27, 1991)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously in memory of Lawrence Wilde, M.D. and Mr. and Mrs. S. Sidney Stoneman