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Eastern Ontario
Late 1700s to early 1800s
Birch and replaced fabric
96(h) x 52(w) x 44(d) cm

Accession Number: CMH 2007.22.207

Photo Number: IMG2014-0140-0377-Dm

Country Chippendale Sidechair

This chair is one of a pair found east of Kingston, Ontario, in 1964. Although the back and overall form are modelled after Chippendale designs, this chair may be referred to as “country Chippendale” because it represents a simplified version and was probably made well after the Chippendale period had ended. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, people sometimes migrated between communities along the north side of the St. Lawrence River corridor, and this chair may have been made in Montréal, which had an established English community.