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High-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF1240

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 108.9 cm (42 7/8 in.); Width, arms: 67.63 cm (26 5/8 in.); Width, crest: 56.52 cm (22 1/4 in.); Seat: 40.64 x 55.25 x 43.97 cm (16 x 21 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); hickory (spindles) (microanalysis)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Winsor White (1901–1975), Plymouth, Massachusetts. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1959

Associated names

Winsor White

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "Identifying and Understanding Repairs and Structural Problems in Windsor Furniture," American Furniture (1994): 11, fig. 9.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 238, fig. 6-1.
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), 116, 119, 380–82, no. 83, fig. 1.