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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF166

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

97.155 x 46.038 x 44.768 cm (38 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

Date

1790–1805

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

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

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Henry A. Hoffman (1873–unknown), Barrington, Rhode Island, and Litchfield, Connecticut. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1952

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

Notes

The chair retains remnants of its original green paint.

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "American Windsor Chairs: A Style Survey," Antiques 95, no. 4 (April 1969): 541–542, fig. 10.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 174–175, no. 149, ill.
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), 391n3.