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Armchair With Slip Seat (USA)

This is a Armchair with slip seat. It was made by John Hewitt. It is dated ca. 1820 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The maker of this chair was the Hewitt sisters’ paternal grandfather.

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

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  • walnut, leather.
  • Gift of Saridis S.A. Furniture Manufacturers.
  • 1971-18-1
  • Seconda Chair
  • enameled steel, polyurethane.
  • Gift of I.C.F., Inc..
  • 1983-66-1
  • Side Chair (USA)
  • carved laminated and steamed rosewood veneer, oak (frame), silk upholstery....
  • Gift of Mrs. Edwin Gould.
  • 1937-4-2

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Armchair
  • elm, wicker, ivory.
  • Gift of Albert Hadley.
  • 1982-29-1
  • Chest (USA)
  • mahogany, brass, gilt bronze.
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1926-22-90-a/c
  • Side Chair (USA)
  • joined and carved oak, leather cushions (modern replacements).
  • Museum purchase from Mary Blackwelder Memorial Fund.
  • 1976-22-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 89.1 x 58.3 x 60.8 cm (35 1/16 x 22 15/16 x 23 15/16in.)

Cite this object as

Armchair With Slip Seat (USA); Made by John Hewitt (American, 1777–1857); turned joined mahogany-veneered oak, horse hair upholstery (probably replaced); H x W x D: 89.1 x 58.3 x 60.8 cm (35 1/16 x 22 15/16 x 23 15/16in.); Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green; 1938-58-1083

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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