|Object ID #||1961.002.001|
|Title||High Chair (1854)|
|Lexicon category||2: Building Furnishings|
|Place of Origin||Owen Sound, Canada West?|
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.
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 (neé Frost) of Owen Sound.
|Collection||Furniture, 19th-c Collection|
|Dimensions||H-77.9 W-29.8 L-29.8 cm|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Frost, James A.