Armchair and one of six side chairs

Maker unknown

Probably Dover, Delaware, 1740s–65


Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.94.1 & .2

It is likely that a local cabinetmaker made this set of chairs for the Dover residence of merchant Vincent Loockerman. This same cabinetmaker also fashioned another set of compass seat chairs, a corner chair and a dressing table that are also on view in the Biggs. These objects are among the earliest known examples of furniture attributed to a Delaware maker.