Chair, Wooden; Unknown maker; 1880-1900 ?; RI.W2001.418

Name/Title

Chair, Wooden

About this object

This wooden dining chair was used to seat people when they were getting their photograph taken and can be seen in some historic photographs from Riverton.

Photography was revolutionary in people's lives from the 1860s onward because it enabled a much wider range of people to have images of themselves and their loved ones. Previously such things were a luxury of those who could afford to pay an artist to paint them, as well as having an income that allowed the person to spend many hours sitting or standing for the artist's reference.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1880-1900 ?

Period

1890s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
organic, animal, bone

Measurements

h 825 mm x w 385 mm x d 360 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

furniture

Object number

RI.W2001.418

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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