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Object ID # 1961.002.001
Object Name Highchair
Title High Chair (1854)
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Date 1854
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Canada West?
Description This child's high chair has a simple, plainly-styled Windsor chair design. It is currently a light grey in colour. This painted finish appears to be brushed over black paint. The flat, slightly-curved cresting rail is joined to the two round back posts. The arms are round, and tapered towards the rear. Each is supported by one tapered front post. The seat is one flat piece of wood. There are four splayed legs with box stretchers, and mortise and tenon joinery. No maker's identification is present.

Makers mark None
Provenance Hand-made (maker unknown) in 1854 and the first child to use it was James A. Frost (1855-1926) of Owen Sound. James was a son of John Frost (1808-1869), one of Owen Sound's earliest merchants. The Frost family settled in Owen Sound, Upper Canada in 1845, and were previously located near By-Town [Ottawa].

Last owned by Kitty Mitchell (neƩ Frost) of Owen Sound.
Collection Furniture, 19th-c Collection
Material Wood/Paint
Dimensions H-31.693 W-14.173 D-14.173 inches
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Mitchell, Catherine
Frost, John
Frost, James A.
Subjects Babies
Children eating & drinking
Search Terms Sheldon Place