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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of C. Sanford Bull, B.A. 1893, 1953.50.7b
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Continuous-bow Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF3611

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in.); Height, seat: 44.5cm (17 1/2in.); Width: 58.4cm (23in.)

Date

1790-1800

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

American ash (crest rail and spindles), yellow poplar (seat), soft maple (arm supports, legs, and stretchers)

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

C. Sanford Bull (1871–1955), Middlebury, Connecticut; given by him to the Yale University Art Gallery, 1953

See also


Bibliography

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), 206–207, no. 188.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 279, fig. 6-80.
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), 116–117, 129–130, 392, fig. 2, 14.