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From: Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island,"American Furniture 1999: 63, fig. 16
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High-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF1281

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 109.538 cm (43 1/8 in.); Height, seat: 41.91cm (16 1/2 in.); Width, seat: 48.895 cm (19 1/4 in.); Depth, seat: 37.465 cm (14 3/4 in.); Width, crest: 58.738 cm (23 1/8 in.); Width, arms: 66.675 cm (26 1/4 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Mass.

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Oak (crest, spindles, arm supports, legs, and stretchers); maple (seat); butternut(?) (arm rail)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Massachusetts, by 1996

Notes

The chair retains traces of old red and green paint.

Bibliography

Dean A. Fales, Jr., The Furniture of Historic Deerfield (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1976), 84, fig. 158.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 256, fig. 6-29.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 63, fig. 16.