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From: Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, in association with the Henry Francis duPont Winterthur Museum, 1997), 43, fig. 1-12
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Writing-arm Windsor chair


Object number

RIF3663

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 103.188 cm (40 5/8 in.); Height, seat: 42.863 cm (16 7/8 in.); Width, seat: 51.118 cm (20 1/8 in.); Width, leaf: 33.655 cm (13 1/4 in.); Depth, seat: 37.465 cm (14 3/4 in.); Depth of leaf: 42.863 cm (16 7/8 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Chestnut (seat ), maple, oak, and other woods

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Private collection, 1997

Construction

According to Nancy Goyne Evans, the writing arm conversion is later.

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), 43, fig. 1-12.
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), 386n1.