• Lolling chair, ca. 1790
    This Martha Washington or lolling chair has brass studs in a scallop design and a slight s-curve to the arms, but otherwise eschews ornamentation. Lolling chairs are an American form. In the late eighteenth century high-backed easy chairs were fading from popularity in England and on the Continent, but New England craftsmen were breathing new life into the style.
    Donated to Montpelier by an unknown source
    Accession number: A-1-24
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