The Museum Collection

Side Chair from Allan Home

ID #: 264a
Creator: Unknown, possibly Baltimore
Date: ca. 1815
Format: American Sheraton fancy painted side chairs
Dimensions: 32" H x 18" W
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
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This is one of a pair of American Sheraton Fancy Painted side chairs from the Allan home "Moldavia" in which Poe lived from 1825 until 1827. The chairs were originally green and gold with brass rosettes on back. The rush seats are replacements. The Poe Foundation purchased the chairs in September 1922, shortly after the opening of the Poe Museum.