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Rectangular back. Flat padded arms curve outward and are supported by their turned stumps which are in one with the front legs, similarly turned. Bowed front and side seat rails received by rosetted reserves. Rear legs square and tapered. Upholstery is black leather nailed to frame.

Credit: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt

c. 1790
Mahogany, upholstered in nailed leather
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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