Chairs: 400 Years of Social and Stylistic Changes

May 5 – June 12, 1983

Maltwood Art Gallery

The many stylistic, industrial, and social evolution are encapsulated in this exhibition which features 35 chairs. The chairs, from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, span the period from Renaissance to post-World War II. The exhibition examines society and changing uses of the chair throughout history, while also tracing the development of the furniture trade from its origins as a guild structure to its current status as a modern industry.