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Settee


Object number

RIF1242

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 102.87cm (40 1/2in.) Other (Width, arms): 207.645cm (81 3/4in.) Other (Depth, seat): 60.008cm (23 5/8in.)

Date

1790–1805

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Ash (seat, spindle, tenth from left); sugar or black maple (right stretcher and right arm support); black maple (right arm rail and left arm support); red oak group (bow, left side and third front leg from left); birch (replaced portion of spindle); hard maple group (left front leg); cottonwood, aspen or poplar (center back rail); sugar maple (right rear leg); red maple (second right front leg repairs); soft maple group (arm rail)

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1959

See also


Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., American and European Furniture, sale cat. (November 11–12, 1989), 13, lot 128.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Identifying and Understanding Repairs and Structural Problems in Windsor Furniture," American Furniture (1994): 17–18, fig. 20–21.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), 111, fig. 1-82.