Highchair, 1790-1800

Summary

This Windsor highchair allowed a child to sit at the same level as the dining table making it easier for parents to feed the child. Highchairs, however, were not a common piece of household furniture in the late 18th or early 19th centuries. Most small children had to sit on someone's lap or find other ways to boost themselves to table level during meals.

This Windsor highchair allowed a child to sit at the same level as the dining table making it easier for parents to feed the child. Highchairs, however, were not a common piece of household furniture in the late 18th or early 19th centuries. Most small children had to sit on someone's lap or find other ways to boost themselves to table level during meals.

Artifact

Highchair (Children's chair)

Date Made

1790-1800

Creators

McElroy, William 

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Noah Webster House

Object ID

27.10.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Pine (Wood)
Maple (Wood)
Hickory (Wood)

Dimensions

Height: 36 in

Width: 19.5 in

Depth: 15.5 in

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