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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1960.575-580
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Continuous-bow Windsor armchairs, set of six


Object number

RIF2151

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 93.345 cm (36 3/4 in.); Seat: 43.18 x 41.91 x 43.18 cm (17 x 16 1/2 x 17 in.); Width, arms: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Date

1794–1798

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

White pine (seat); soft maple (legs, stretcher, and arm support); hickory (bow and spindles) (microanalysis)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Morris Berry (ca. 1886–after 1940), Plainville, Connecticut; consigned to Anderson Galleries, New York; sold to Collings and Collings, New York, agent for Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1960

Associated names

Morris Berry
Anderson Galleries
Collings and Collings
Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 278, fig. 6-78.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 392–393, no. 88.