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Sack-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF2194

Maker

Maker: possibly Ebenezer Tracy, American, 1744 - 1803

Dimensions

Height: 92.71 cm (36 1/2 in.); Height, seat: 43.815 cm (17 1/4 in.); Width: 61.754 cm (24 5/16 in.); Depth, seat: 38.418 cm (15 1/8 in.)

Date

1795–1802

Current location

Historic New England (www.historicnewengland.com), formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Geography

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

Medium

Cottonwood and maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Guido R. Perera (1902–1999), Boston, Massachusetts; given to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), Boston, 1972

Associated names

Guido R. Perera

Construction

Bow-back Windsor (sack-back). With seven spindles through arm rail doweled into bowed crest. Three half spindles support knuckled carved arms. Broad saddle seat. Legs turned with bulb, ring; long vase and spool terminating with long taper, "H" stretcher with long center swell. Painted black with deep red stain under coat on seat bottom : Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with the Henry Francis duPont Winterthur Museum, 1996), 309, fig.6–129.

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 309, fig. 6-129.