A high backed wooden chair used at the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Massachusetts. The legs of the chair are rounded columns with decorative capitals and bases. The seat is a box design with small block supports on the underside. The high back of the chair has a decorative column on either side, the PR column is topped with a finial which seems to be missing from the PL side. The wood of the back itself has two identical decorative cutouts, pointed at each end. The very top of the chair is high and rounded with a significant protrusion at the peak. It is stained dark brown all over.
A masonic apron from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. The apron is composed of a front piece (2013.71.1a) and two ties (2013.71.1bc). The front of the apron is likely silk and constructed from two pieces sewn together along the top edge. Both have a white central field with blue borders. The main piece is a rough square featuring a compass and sun painted in gold. The upper piece is an isosceles triangle coming to a point 6 3/4" from the top of the apron. It features a gold painted illustration of an eye in the middle of a radiating design. The apron is backed with undecorated cotton or linen, which is discolored and stained. The two detached ribbon ties are blue and likely made of silk.