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Buffalo Bill Museum

Descriptions
cloth 876 beige 65 oak 26 Beads 2617
Names
chair 33
Subjects
scroll 65 foliate 12
Date:
ca. 1880
Dimensions:
H: 45.5 in, width: 25 in, depth: 19.375 in, seat length: 17.5 in, seat width: 20.5 in
Inscription:
Written in pencil on underside of right seat rail: MAY Cody BRADFORD [written in pencil on underside of back seat rail:] PROPERTY OF/WILLIAM Cody BRAdFORd
Remarks:
Arm chair, oak with light olive and brown upholstered seat. Wide curved crest rail with single row of beading and 2 small arches at bottom, tapred round back uprights extend approximately 4 1/2" above crest rail, 8 turned tapered spindles between arches, fit into a lower curved cross piece below which is a second curved cross piece; arms are slightly curved with carved scrolls at ends, turned arm supports with ball end below seat side rails and a strether bar beetween ball ends; straight front and side seat rails, slightly curved back seat rail; short tapered legs with double stretchers on sides and front. Woven foliate pattern seat upholstery in light olive, brown and beige with a woven braid trim tacked around edges. Inscription written in pencil on underside of right seat rail. Inscription written in pencil on underside of back seat rail. This was orignally a rocking chair - removal of rockers would have been a fairly early (pre-buffalo Bill Museum) alteration.
Accession Number:
1.69.1365

Not currently on display

Virtual Exhibits

Chairs: the Old, the New, the Uncomfortable
Chairs: the Old, the New, the Uncomfortable - Curated by Marguerite House


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