Footstool



Object ID:
1941-11-1
Category:
Furniture
Medium:
mahogany, horsehair, cotton
Creator:
Silas Cheney (1776-1821)
Date:
1812
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
Size:
8 1/2" height x 18" length x 9" width
Description:
One of a pair of mahogany four-legged footstools, oblong shape, outward curved legs. Reeded handles. Covered with black horsehair, muslin and webbing showing through. Dowel construction. Entry in Silas Cheney's Account book is as follows: "1812 January 18 / Tapping Reeve Dr. to 2 Crickets stuft & --- readed legs hair 6.00"

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