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Continuous-bow Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF159

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

93.98 x 42.545 x 43.18cm (37 x 16 3/4 x 17in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (arm supports, legs, and stretchers), white pine (seat), and ash (spindles and bow)

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), East Orange, New Jersey; given to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1930

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers

Bibliography

Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 526, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 174–175, no. 148, ill.
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), 187, fig. 203.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 279, fig. 6-2.