Ink inscription on back of chair, center right: "This is an original Zoar chair / Pattern: 1825. / Hilda D. Morhart, / Zoar, Ohio"
Pencil inscription on back of chair, top left: "No 2"
Pencil inscription on back of chair, bottom center: "Joseph Bunehuter (?)"
97.8 × 45.8 × 35.5 cm (38 1/2 × 18 × 14 in.)
Restricted gift of Jamee J. and Marshall Field, Charles F. Montgomery through exchange, the Charlotte Olson, Mr. and Mrs. John Trumbull, and Elizabeth R. Vaughan funds.
Extended information about this artwork
Milo M. Naeve, “Identifying American Furniture,” (Nashville, American Association for State and Local History, 1989, 2nd ed.), p. 58, no. 156 (ill.).
Judith A. Barter and Monica Obniski, “For Kith and Kin: The Folk Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago,” (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012) no. 32.
Mark Pohlad, “Shooting and Collecting the Great Depression: A Review of ‘Photography + Folk Art’ at the Art Institute,” Newcity Art, last modified Oct 15, 2019, https://art.newcity.com/2019/10/15/shooting-and-collecting-the-great-depression-a-review-of-photography-folk-art-at-the-art-institute.
Karla Klein Albertson, “Photography + Folk Art,” Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Nov 19, 2019, https://www.antiquesandthearts.com/photography-folk-art, ill.
Art Institute of Chicago, Junior Museum, Of Little Importance: The Thorne Rooms and other Great Miniatures, Aug 24, 1985–1987.
Art Institute of Chicago, Photography + Folk Art: Looking for America in the 1930s, Sep 21, 2019–Jan 19, 2020, no cat.
Auction, Massillon, Ohio, about 1972; Bob Pussiker; sold to an Ohio dealer; with Jack Adamson Antiques, Zoar, Ohio, by 1982; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1982.
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