High, narrow back w/turned stiles surmounted w/finials framing elaborately carved, pierced & incised center panel w/burl veneered panels; shell topped architectural pediment crest. Scrolled arm brackets. Shield shaped, overstuffed seat. . .;Per info in file piece may have been brought to Grand Rapids from Vermont by early settlers.;Per info in file piece may have been brought to Grand Rapids from Vermont by early settlers. Per info in file piece may have been brought to Grand Rapids from Vermont by early settlers.
1850 – 1860
Walnut, Walnut, Burl Walnut, Cotton
39" h 2" w 21" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Uhl, Lucy Retting (furniture Museum)
(1994 – 2013)Furniture City was one of the signature core exhibits installed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's new Van Andel Museum Center when it opened in 1994. At approximately 10,000 square feet, the exhibit occupied a significant portion of the museum's second floor and contained hundreds of pieces of Grand Rapids Furniture. The exhibition was accompanied by the authoritative book on the subject, "Grand Rapids Furniture", by GRPM curator Christian Carron. The Furniture City exhibit told a comprehensive story of the Furniture Industry in Grand Rapids, from its origins in the years after the Civil War, up to the present day with office and fixed seating manufacturers like Steelcase and American Seating. The exhibition was significantly reduced in size in 2013 to make room for a new gallery, and was finally closed in 2019.Furniture Highlights
(October 1 2014)Highlights from the Grand Rapids Public Museum's collection of over 2,000 pieces of furniture.
Galusha, ElijahUhl, Lucy Retting (Furniture Museum)