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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1951.13 Photography by Gavin Ashworth
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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF595

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 95.25 cm (37 1/2 in.); Width, seat: 43.18 cm (17 in.); Depth, seat: 45.085 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Date

ca. 1792–1800

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (arms); pine (seat); maple (legs and side stretchers); ash (arm supports, bow, spindles, and medial stretcher)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

John C. Spring, Boston. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1951; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

John C. Spring
Israel Sack, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone

Construction

The seat is pine, the arms are mahogany, the legs and side stretchers are maple, and the arm supports, bow, spindles, and medial stretcher are ash. The legs are fitted into holes in the seat. Traces of the original red paint are visible in the seat and legs. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 230.

See also


Bibliography

Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part I," Antiques 91, no. 2 (February 1967): 211, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 230–31, no. 107, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 125, 389–92, no. 87.