High Chair; Alberton; 19th century; XAH.70.1
High Chair; AlbertonAbout this object
This is a child’s high chair dating from the Victorian period (1837 – 1901) and was owned by the Kerr Taylor family who lived at Alberton in Mount Albert, Auckland.
Allen Kerr Taylor and his wife Sophia were parents to ten children who were born between 1866 and 1888. Therefore, this high chair would have been in frequent use.
It may also have been used after this period when Winifred, Mildred, and Muriel Kerr Taylor continued to live at Alberton after their parents’ deaths. The sisters never married and did not have children, but they did play host to a great number of nephews, nieces, and even great-nephews and great-nieces. (1) Therefore, the high chair may have been used when young family members came to visit their aunts.
The frame of the high chair is wooden and the seat is cream coloured leather with brass studs. The chair has a simple back rest. The arms are slightly curved with a simple scroll at the end, and rest on the turned two front legs. The back two legs are plain.
(1) Jan Harris, ‘Alberton and its Family,’ 1999.
For more information about the Kerr Taylor family and Alberton, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.
19th centuryMedium and Materials
Wood, leather, and brassMeasurements
83.5 x 32.5 x 33cmCredit Line
Collection of Alberton, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere TaongaObject Type
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