35 1/2 in. x 28 in. x 25 1/2 in. (90.17 cm x 71.12 cm x 64.77 cm)
Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922
Bryn Mawr College
W.127 (Wyndham No.)
Furnishings and Furniture; Furniture; Chair
The design of the chair is an antecedent of the Federal-Style Lolling Chair of the late 18th century, a popular easy chair. Federal style is a term used to describe furniture created in America during the Federal Period (late 18th to early 19th century) that corresponds with European Neoclassicism. European Neoclassicism is the use of classical forms and decoration whose inspiration comes from the contemporary rediscovery of the classical world through archaeology in the 18th century. Revival styles were quite common in the 19th century, and the Classicizing Federal style coexisted in America alongside Gothic, Renaissance, and Rococo revivals.
Refers to the fixed soft coverings for furniture, especially seating and reclining furniture. Originally referred to all the textile components of a room supplied by upholsterers, including wall hangings, bed hangings, window curtains, and table coverings.