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Object ID # 1959.008.006
Object Name Chair
Title Chicken Coop Chair
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 19th-century
Artist Eydt, Louis
Made Eydt, Louis
Place of Origin Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
Description "Chicken Coop" chair, late 19th-century. The chair currently has a black-painted finish. The cresting rail is very rounded on the top corners, bottom edge curves, has square corners, and is concave. It fastens to the front of the posts, covering their tops. The posts are round, with rounded tops. The four tapered spindles join the seat to a lower slat, about halfway up the posts of the back. The seat is slightly scooped, and made of one piece of wood. The legs increase in diameter towards the bottom, and then taper to small feet. There is one set of round, box-type stretchers. The cresting rail is affixed with wooden pegs, with the right side peg replaced with two slot-headed screws. Also has round mortise and tenon joinery. The back posts fit into holes in the seat, with wedges driven in from underneath to hold them secure. THE HERITAGE OF UPPER CANADIAN FURNITURE, by Howard Pain, in his 1997 edition, shows some Chicken Coop style chairs.
Provenance The previous owner was Rosina Hartwich (née Eydt). Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eydt, farmed in the Moggie District of Holland Township, Grey County in the late 19th-century. The Eydts later retired to Hanover, Grey County.

The last owner, Rosina Hartwich (née Eydt), was 80 years old in 1959. Rosina's mother was the former Rosina Privat.

Rosina Eydt (age 38) married Herman "Hartwick" (Hartwich) (age 44) of Germany, in Bruce County, on June 5, 1907.

Rosina's niece, Jean Menzies of Owen Sound, Grey County, was also a namesake of Rosina, as her full name was Rosina Jean Eidt (Eydt) and she was born 1903.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paint/Metal
Dimensions H-83.9 W-36.5 D-36.8 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Eydt, Louis
Function A chair suitable for use in a kitchen or informal dining area.