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Chair (USA), 1890–1900

This is a Chair. It was manufactured by Herkimer Chair Works. It is dated 1890–1900 and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is wood [oak], metal, fabric. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Martin Gerstell and Jean Gerstell. It is credited Gift of Jean and Martin Gerstell.

  • Pratt House Model Rocking Chair, 1912
  • joined and carved honduras mahogany and ebony, leather -upholstered slip-in....
  • Museum purchase from Members’ Acquisitions Fund of Cooper Hewitt,....
  • 2015-9-1

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 96.5 x 57.5 x 119cm (38 x 22 5/8 x 46 7/8in.)

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Chair (USA), 1890–1900; Manufactured by Herkimer Chair Works ; wood [oak], metal, fabric; H x W x D: 96.5 x 57.5 x 119cm (38 x 22 5/8 x 46 7/8in.); Gift of Jean and Martin Gerstell; 1986-112-1

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