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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1968.0535
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Bow-back Windsor high chair


Object number

RIF3978

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 89.853 cm (35 3/8 in.); Height, seat: 51.753 cm (20 3/8 in.); Width, seat: 32.385 cm (12 3/4 in.); Width, arms: 32.385 cm (12 3/4 in.); Depth, seat: 32.385 cm (12 3/4 in.)

Date

1795–1800

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

White pine (seat), ash, maple, hickory, and mahogany (arms)

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1968

Bibliography

Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830, Fifty Years of Discovery since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 219–220, 222–223, fig. 255.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), 157, fig. 2-29.