Docent Lecture: "American Chairs and American Sitters, 1670–1994," Dorothy Ann Nelson

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Corner Chair, 1750

Corner chair, American, 1750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American portraits tell us about our history and heritage; they also tell us about furniture. This lecture illustrates the history of chairs from 1670 to 1994 and reviews styles and designers, including Windsor, Chippendale, Belter, 19th-century revivals, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Eames.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

American portraits tell us about our history and heritage; they also tell us about furniture. This lecture illustrates the history of chairs from 1670 to 1994 and reviews styles and designers, including Windsor, Chippendale, Belter, 19th-century revivals, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Eames.

 Yellow Lampshade, 1969

 

Oil on canvas

 

Museum purchase, gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy in memory of her mother, Phyllis de Young Tucker

 

1992.10  

Ticket Information

Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is not required.


Contact Information

Rebecca Crump
rcrump@famsf.org