The Sedan Chair
Photo Credit: photo: T. Rodriguez
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The Sedan Chair19th century
David Wilkie, British (Scottish), (1785–1841)
- genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
- labor - Usage in the sense of physical work
- sedan chairs - Portable chairs borne on two long poles; generally with elaborate upholstery and decoration. For conveyances for one person consisting generally of canvas or similar material stretched or laid across a frame for transporting the sick, wounded, or dead use "stretchers (conveyances)." For more elaborate conveyances boxlike in form and often enclosed by curtains and carried on poles by people or animals use "litters." [May 1994 scope note changed; lead-in term deleted, was "chaises ‡ porteur". February 1993 related term added. January 1993 descriptor moved.]
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