International Decorative Art

Dining Chair

Dining Chair

Design Date 1912

Designer George Washington Maher (1864–1926, American)

Media wood with leather upholstery

Dimensions 41 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches

George Washington Maher was a Chicago Prairie School architect commissioned by Ernest L. King and his wife Grace Watkins to design their home in Minnesota in 1912. The house became known as “Rockledge” and Maher designed nearly every object in the home. The flattened arch used throughout the home was echoed in the backrest of this chair. Rockledge was demolished in 1987, but its furnishings were saved, including Kirkland Museum’s dining chair.

ON VIEW in Arts & Crafts Gallery 3

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2016.37.003