Meaning of Hitchcock chair

Hitch'cock chair"

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— U.S. Furniture. U.S. Furniture.
  1. a side chair of the early 19th century that has turned legs, a turned crest rail, and one or more slats in the back, and that is painted or stenciled in colors or gold on black.
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