36 7/8 x 18 x 14 in. (93.7 x 45.7 x 35.6 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on top of back slat: "3"
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Gift of Mrs. Oscar Bernstien
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Shaker Community. Chair, 1830-1870. Pine, 36 7/8 x 18 x 14 in. (93.7 x 45.7 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Oscar Bernstien, 77.84.2. Creative Commons-BY
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Slat-back with three slats joined to plain stiles. Woven split-wood seat, plain front legs joined across fron with two plain stretchers, two plain stretchers join front and rear legs on both sides. One plain stretcher joins rear legs. Rear legs are fitted at feet with tilters, a Shaker invention, which is a ball resting on a flat surface fitted into a socket and held in place with rawhide. Theis device allows the chair to be tipped backward by the sitter without damage to the rear legs or feet.
CONDITION: Much wear, seat in very bad condition, back leg missing fitted tilter ball at foot.
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