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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Unknown 893
Descriptions
nails 17 wood 4438 branches 2 handmade 11 screws 7 tree 20
Names
chair 33
Date:
ca. 1900
Dimensions:
H: 43.75 in, L: 26.125 in, width: 24 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Jonene Geile
Remarks:
Rustic weathered arm chair; handmade from peeled (pine possibly) tree branches or small tree trunks; commercial curved wood slat seat salvaged from a more weathered outdoor chair or bench; back-rest has 2 horizontal boards with ends tapered to fit slots cut in upright supports, 5 vertical posts with front sides flattened have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in horizontal boards; front legs, seat frame, arms and horizontal leg braces all have ends carved into pegs which fit into holes in adjoining pieces, many joints are reinforced with a variety of screws and nails; front to back runner footing. Possibly belonged to W.F. Cody or used on one of his properties.
Accession Number:
1.69.2568

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Buffalo Bill Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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