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|Creator||City of Vancouver Archives|
|Title||The Barkley chair 1787|
|Published||Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver|
|Contributor||Museum of Vancouver|
<div class="field-item field-item-0">Frances Barkley, the original owner of this chair, was the first European woman to view the coast of what would later be called British Columbia. She accompanied her husband, Captain Charles William Barkley, on a three-year honeymoon aboard the SS. Imperial Eagle, so she was present when the ship entered the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 1787. The chair was made in Malacca between 1750 and 1775. It was presented to the Vancouver Archives for the people of Vancouver by the Barkleys' great-great-grandson, Major V.A.H. Denne of Gloustershire, England. </div><div class="field-item field-item-1">Barclay St. in Vancouver is a misspelling of Barkley and is named after Captain Charles Barkley.</div>
Semicircular seat of woven cane; high, inclined back curved around and down to form arms; back has ornate set-in work of spindles and rings of cut bamboo; 4 legs with stretchers; no iron nails but wooden pegs and bands of bamboo.