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Among 18th century Bergen County chairs, recognizable by their distinctive urn shaped finials, children's chairs are rare and sought after.  This one is quite unique in that early in its life it was redesigned as a child keeper.  The addition of a movable bar across the front enabled the mother to keep the child safely in place while she went about her household chores. In remarkable as descended condition, this one is made of oak, the surface appears to have been refreshed a long time.  Provenance:  from the collection of long-time, well respected collectors and dealers of Americana.  Dimensions:  height 23.5"; width 13.75"; depth 10.5".

 
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