High-backed side chair; oak frame composed of two posts culminating in octagonal stiles at top; seat back of four curved horizontal elements. Square seat with slit cut in top rear; apron with curved bottom edges incorporating notched. Four legs ending in eight-sided bun feet. Reproduction cushions of dark brown leather with leather lanyards at corners; recthangular back cushion tied to horizontal elements of chair frame; square seat cushion rests on seat, multiple lanyards at each corner hanging to floor.


  • Title: Chair
  • Creator: Charles Rohlfs
  • Date Created: 1901
  • Type: Chair
  • Rights: Museum purchase from Mary Blackwelder Memorial Fund
  • Medium: Oak, leather cushions (reproduction)
  • Provenance: Museum purchase from Mary Blackwelder Memorial Fund
  • Markings: Signed on back of seat with monogram and 1901.
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY, Cooper-Hewitt, "Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions 2003-2008," 9/12/08-3/1/09. (first showing with accurate reproduction cushions)
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 120 x 51 x 61 cm (47 1/4 x 20 1/16 x 24 in.)

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