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Bed-Chair
Invalid Backrest

Artist/maker unknown, American

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

Period:
Neoclassical

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

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1998-129-1

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

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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.