This Eastlake-style chair was made from the wood of "the spreading chestnut tree" under which "the village smithy" stood. Designed by William P.P. Longfellow, the poet's nephew, and paid for by the children of Cambridge, it was presented to Longfellow by them on his 72nd birthday. As thanks, Longfellow wrote the poem "From My Armchair" and gave a printed copy to every child who came to visit and sit in the chair.
About This Item
- Title: The Children's Chair
- Creator: Hartwell, H. Edgar
- Creation Date: circa 2000
- Subject Date: circa 1877
- Town: Cambridge
- County: Middlesex
- State: MA
- Media: Wood. leather
- Dimensions: 111 cm x 69 cm x 59 cm
- Local Code: LONG 4469
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Longfellow House (Cambridge, Mass.)--Interiors
- Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882--Associated objects
For more information about this item, contact:NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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