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Hitchcock chair

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noun U.S. Furniture.

a side chair of the early 19th century that has turned legs, a turned crest rail, and one or more slats in the back, and that is painted or stenciled in colors or gold on black.

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Also called, British, American chair .

Origin of Hitchcock chair

An Americanism first recorded in 1920–30; named after L. A. Hitchcock, 1795–1852, American furniture maker
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