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.

Courtesy Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, MA