Balloon-back side chair from the home of Robert Smalls

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Description
A Victorian balloon-back side chair, of walnut, with carved shoulder above open back and upholstered over-the-rail seat, demi-arms; seat upholstered in alternating gold brocade and plain gold striped pattern, raised on cabriole legs.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and D├ęcor
1875
Object number
2010.28.4
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Robert Smalls, American, 1839 - 1915
Topic
African American
American South
Domestic life
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)
Place used
Beaufort, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Medium
walnut
Dimensions
34 x 19 x 19 in. (86.4 x 48.3 x 48.3 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
balloon-back chairs