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Chair (USA), ca. 1820

This is a chair. It was made by John Hewitt. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is wood (mahogany), wood (poplar), horse hair. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Norvin Hewitt Green. It is credited Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 85.2 x 46.4 x 52.1 cm (33 9/16 x 18 1/4 x 20 1/2in.)

It has the following markings

Cabinet-maker's no. IV

Cite this object as

Chair (USA), ca. 1820; Made by John Hewitt (American, 1777–1857); wood (mahogany), wood (poplar), horse hair; H x W x D: 85.2 x 46.4 x 52.1 cm (33 9/16 x 18 1/4 x 20 1/2in.); Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green; 1938-58-1085

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