Library step-chair

about 1854–60
Augustus Eliaers (American, active 1849–1865)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 101.6 x 64.8 x 86.4 cm (40 x 25 1/2 x 34 in.)

Accession Number

1976.762

Medium or Technique

Oak, brass; original oil cloth upholstery

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Markings

Stamp on 1st riser, top PL edge: “A. ELIAERS PATENT” (the back edge of the 1st riser is possibly stamped with a raised “6” ?)
Stamp on 2nd riser, top PR edge: “A. ELIAERS PATENT”
(Updated per 11/4/14 review)

Provenance

By tradition, owned originally by the artist Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), Boston and New Hampshire, and descended in his family; 1976, Museum purchase from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Champney, Bedford, Mass. (Accession Date: November 18, 1976).

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund