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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Writing Chair, early 19th century

type: Writing chair

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Small comb-back of five spindles. Right arm terminating in large ovate writing surface supported by two turned braces and covered with red leather; laft arm is knuckled. Arm assembly rests on two turned seventeen spindles. Broad slightly dished seat supported by four turned legs joined by H system of turned stretchers; drawers under writing arm and seat.



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