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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society

Highchair


Accession number: 02.06.1
Date: 1924
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 12 in W x 44 in Hwidth is at seat
Narrative: The highchair was hand-carved with a jackknife. The highchair was made in 1924 by David Wylie Long of Black River [1883-1943] for his daughter Ruth. Long was born in White Rock, Kings County. He married Jennie Ester Nowlin (1891-1977) of Black River, Kings County, daughter of Charles Nowlin and Amanda Schofield Nowlin in 1923. Long and his wife Jennie are both buried in Black River Cemetery.
Description: A medium brown wooden highchair. It has four spindles and two posts forming the back of the chair. The spindles and posts are hand carved to resemble turned pieces. The armrests are supported by two spindles on each side. These also are hand carved. The tray is attached to the side posts and moves up and down on a fastener. There is a footrest across the front width of the chair below the seat. The legs have two simple carved turnings. There is one stretcher in front and one at the back, hand carved, and two on each side. The seat is wood framed, surfaced by thin wood, with air holes carved into it. There are thirty rivets around the outer edge of the seat.