Colonial Williamsburg Poplar Captains Chair
An early to mid 19th-century, poplar captain’s chair, having a curved back-arm rail and turned spindles, over a plank seat, on plain turned legs. The chair is an original piece, from the Coke-Garrett house, of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Attached to the underside of the seat, framed and behind glass, ‘This Chair Belonged to Dr. Van Franklin Garrett, M.D. V.M.I. Cadet-Class of 1867. Private B Company, Battle of New Market May 15, 1864. Graduate of University of Virginia. M.D., Medical College of New York. Physician. Professor of Chemistry, William & Mary College. Died, November 10, 1932. Chair is now the property of his daughter, Suzanne Garrett Montague, ’King’s Marsh’, York County, Virginia. July 28, 1976’.
Chair exhibits wear with water damaged finish. Construction is tight. Minor repairs to seat.