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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1930.2267
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Fan-back Windsor side chair


Object number

RIF2197

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall (Height): 86.36cm (34in.) Other (Height, seat): 44.768cm (17 5/8in.) Other (Width, seat): 38.259cm (15 1/16in.)

Date

1785–1795

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Southwestern Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple

Inscriptions

"Mrs. D" in chalk on underside of seat

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Charles Woolsley Lyon (1872–1945), New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given to Yale University Art Gallery, 1930

Associated names

Charles Woolsey Lyon
Francis P. Garvan

Bibliography

Edgar G. Miller, American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1937), vol. 1, 264–265, no. 456, ill.
Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 203–204, no. 184, ill.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 311, fig. 6-133.