Souvenir "Carver" armchair

Object Number: 
Z.1820
Date: 
1920-1940
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 10.8 x 5.4 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label attached to underside of seat: "Fac-Simile of/Chair brought over in/the Mayflower by John/Carver, First Governor/of the Plymouth Colony./F. W. BAXTER, Mfr./E. Somerville,/Mass."
Description: 
Reproduction miniature "Carver" armchair; chair back has three vertical spindles, front and rear posts with ball finials; chair has simulated rush seat with stretchers below.
Gallery Label: 
This chair is a reproduction of one supposedly brought over on the Mayflower by John Carver, first Governor of Plymouth Colony. "Carver" chairs became a standard type of American 17th century chair and were often reproduced in the 20th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group