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Fan-back Windsor side chair


Object number

RIF2105

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 90.488cm (35 5/8in.) Other (Width, crest): 56.198cm (22 1/8in.) Other (Depth): 42.863cm (16 7/8in.)

Date

1790–1805

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in Massachusetts-Rhode Island border region
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Probably yellow poplar (seat) with maple and oak

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Mrs. Isaac Wilbour (née Eliphal Soule, 1743–1809), Tiverton, and Little Compton, Rhode Island. Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island

Associated names

Eliphal Soule

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 66, fig. 17.