Sitting Pretty, Sitting Plain


Pine Ladderback Chair made in the United States, c. 1850, Gift of Mrs. Mary Bleeker NolandSitting Pretty, Sitting Plain
Seating Furniture from the Permanent Collection

Horace C. Cabe Gallery

April 3 through March 29, 2009

Opening reception on April 11, 5 – 8 pm in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night

This exhibit is closed October 20 through December 13, 2008, due to Candlelight Gala functions.

No other furniture form is more prevalent than the chair. And no other country has created more diverse styles of seating furniture than America, thanks to Chippendale, Sheraton, Phyfe and others. From the gracious rococo style of 18th century Philadelphia, to the functional “common” or ladderback chairs of the rural Arkansas chairmaker, this country’s chairs, benches and sofas have a rich and varied legacy.