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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF167

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

96.838 x 43.498 x 50.165cm (38 1/8 x 17 1/8 x 19 3/4in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (arms), hickory (bow and spindles); maple (arm supports, legs and stretchers); cedar or white pine (seat)

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Henry A. Hoffman (born 1873), Barrington, Rhode Island and Litchfield, Connecticut; TheColonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1952

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

See also


Bibliography

Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 174–175, no. 150, ill.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Design Sources for Windsor Furniture," Antiques 133, no. 1 (January 1988): 296, fig. 23.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 72, fig. 23.