Small chair made for a small child or toddler from the then innovative material of plywood. Made by the Gardner company of New Jersey and patented May 21, 1872 (for its' one-piece plywood seat and back). The drilled hole decoration, "PET" is a term of affection for a favored one.
Gardner exhibited similar chairs at the Centennial exhibition and garnered awards for their ingenuity.
Examples of this same chair can be found in the Brooklyn Museum and The Victoria &v Albert Museum.
Small loss of plywood to the left front of seat - old loss.