Moosehair Chair

Native American, Huron
Mid-19th Century


Height x width: 4 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (11.7 x 6.7 x 6.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Moose hair, birch bark

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Birch bark chair is a very rare form. Moose hair embroidery with bird design on front panel and flowers embroidered throughout.


Acquired through Willis Henry Auctions, Marshfield, MA, by John Molloy Gallery, New York; April 19, 1994, sold by Molloy Gallery to James Frank, LaJolla, CA; consigned by Frank to Molloy Gallery; 2013, sold by Molloy Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Partial gift of James Frank and the Frank B. Bemis Fund and Hilsinger Janson Fund for Native American Art