Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Early Chairs By Mary H. NorthendPhotographs by the Author This article on Early Chairs will be followed by one in the May number onthe Chairs of Chippendale, Heppelwhite and Sheraton
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HBMaa0MMBaaMEHnaaHBaajgEarly Dutch chair carved frame. One of this type is also carefully preserved inthe Waters collection. It was originally owned by theCogswell family of Ipswich, and was brought to Americaby the first ancestor, John Cogswell, who came over inthe Angel Gabriel. The vessel was wrecked and thepassengers had to go ashore, this chair being among thefurniture on board which was saved. Flemish chairs vary in design—some of them showingSpanish characteristics in twisted stretchers and back posts.They were made chiefly of walnut and were most elabor-ately carved. The slat back chair came into common use about theyear 1700 and the number of slats used varied from twoto five. They were not always of the same shape—someof these chairs which were made in Philadelphia werecurved at the back, making a much more comfortable sup-port than those made perfectly straight. One style of this chair is known as the Carver chair,and is a very valuable one, both on account of its assoc
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