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From: Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 268, fig. 6-57
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Fan-back Windsor side chair


Object number

RIF2119

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Jonathan Young

Dimensions

Overall (Height): 91.44cm (36in.) Other (Height, seat): 45.085cm (17 3/4in.) Other (Width, seat): 41.91cm (16 1/2in.) Other (Depth, seat): 37.148cm (14 5/8in.) Other (Width, crest): 57.15cm (22 1/2in.)

Date

1795–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in New Hampshire, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Pine (seat)

Inscriptions

"Jon' Young" branded on the underside of the seat

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Jonathan Young, New Hampshire. I. M Wiese, before 1996

Associated names

Jonathan Young
I. M. Wiese

Notes

Although Nancy Goyne Evans attributed this chair to Jonathan Young of Rhode Island in American Windsor Chairs, in her essay for American Furniture 1999, she altered her thinking noting that this chair was found in Dover, New Hampshire, and is associated with the chairs of that region. She surmised that the "Jon' Young" inscribed on the chair is an owner, possibly a second generation owner.

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 268, fig. 6-57.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 64–65.