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Bow-back Windsor side chairs, set of six


Object number

RIF2230

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.); Seat: 43.815 x 42.545 x 41.116 cm (17 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 16 3/16 in.)

Date

1797–1805

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

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

Medium

White pine (seat); birch (legs and stretchers); ash (bow and spindles) (microanalysis)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Frederick Willington Ayer (1855–1936), Bangor, Maine, before 1929; consigned to American Art Association, New York, May 3–4, 1929, lot 423; 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, 1969

Associated names

American Art Association
Fred Wellington Ayer

Bibliography

American Art Association, New York, American Antiques from New England: Collection of Fred Wellington Ayer, Bangor, Maine, sale cat. (May 3–4, 1929), lot 423.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 320, fig. 6-154.
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), 125, 394–96, no. 89, fig. 1.