Martha Washington chair

Mar·​tha Wash·​ing·​ton chair | \ ˈmärthəˈwä|shiŋtən-, -wȯ| \

Definition of Martha Washington chair

: a chair that has a high flat back, upholstery on seat and back, and open arms or none, is usually framed in mahogany, and was originally used in the later part of the 18th century

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History and Etymology for Martha Washington chair

after Martha Washington †1802 wife of George Washington

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“Martha Washington chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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