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Sack-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF1280

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 1/2 in. (97.79 cm) Height, seat: 16 7/8 in. (42.863 cm) Width, seat: 19 1/4 in. (48.895 cm) Depth, seat: 14 3/4 in. (37.465 cm) Width, arms: 24 3/4 in. (62.865 cm)

Date

1785–1795

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); oak and other woods (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Windsor

Provenance

F. B. Nichols, Seekonk, Massachusetts; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1969; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

F. B. Nichols
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 256, fig. 6-28.