Side Chair, Made by Joseph Meeks & Son, 1835-1860

Summary

Meeks and Sons work spanned the 1820s to around 1860, when technology transformed furniture making from a craft to an industry. This chair dates from the 1830s, an example of the Gothic Revival style. Note the three part cut outs, known as trefoils above pointed arches, derived from medieval stained glass windows.

Meeks and Sons work spanned the 1820s to around 1860, when technology transformed furniture making from a craft to an industry. This chair dates from the 1830s, an example of the Gothic Revival style. Note the three part cut outs, known as trefoils above pointed arches, derived from medieval stained glass windows.

Artifact

Side Chair

Date Made

1835-1860

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

78.34.1.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Pine (Wood)
Ash (Wood)
Horsehair

Color

Brown
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 34 in

Width: 17.75 in

Depth: 16.75 in

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