mahogany, horsehair, cotton
Silas Cheney (1776-1821)
Litchfield Historical Society
8 1/2" height x 18" length x 9" width
One of a pair of mahogany four-legged footstools, oblong shape, outward curved legs. Reeded handles. Covered with black horsehair, muslin and webbing showing through. Dowel construction. Entry in Silas Cheney's Account book is as follows: "1812 January 18 / Tapping Reeve Dr. to 2 Crickets stuft & --- readed legs hair 6.00"
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