Chair from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, American, founded 1847
Medium
wood and metal
Dimensions
59 1/4 x 18 7/8 x 16 in. (150.5 x 47.9 x 40.6 cm)
Type
chairs
Place collected
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
late 18th century
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Communities
Freemasonry
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts
Object number
2013.71.13
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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