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nails 17 screws 7 branches 2 handmade 11 tree 20 wood 4438
chair 33
ca. 1900
H: 42.5 in, L: 27 in, width: 24 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Jonene Geile
Rustic, weathered arm chair; handmade from peeled (pine?) tree branches or small tree trunks; commercial curved wood slat seat salvaged from a more weathered outdoor chair or bench; backrest 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. Condition: Very weathered-wood is gray and cracked overall, seat is darker gray with cracks and raised grain (may have been partially burned prior to use in this chair); most of screws and nails are rusty and appear to be later additions. Origin: Gift of Jonene Geile. Possibly belonged to W.F. Cody or used on one of his properties.
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