Bed-Chair
Invalid Backrest

Artist/maker unknown, American

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1790-1800

Medium:
Walnut, mixed woods

Dimensions:
23 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 26 inches (59.1 x 64.8 x 66 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Fairmount Park Houses, Cedar Grove, Second Floor, Master Bedroom

Accession Number:
1998-129-1

Credit Line:
Purchased with funds contributed in memory of Helen Blum, 1998

Social Tags [?]

childbirth [x]   children's audio [x]   disability [x]  


[Add Your Own Tags]

Explore the Collections




Label:
Often used by women during their "lying-in" period after childbirth, and by those confined to bed due to age or illness, adjustable bed chairs - such as this example - were often fitted with washable linen or cotton slipcovers.


* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.