Object

Child's High Chair

Date: c. 1780
Dimensions: height 37.5" width 14.62" depth 13.5"
About this artifact

Made in the style of a regular piece of seating furniture of the 18th century with turned posts and capped by bulbous finials, this chair with its smaller seat and longer legs allowed a child to sit at the table with other family members. To provide support, a baby could be tied into the chair. Hard use is indicated by the broken horizontal slats at the back and by the wear on the footrest at the front.

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Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA