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Spindle-back armchair

Object number



Maker Unknown


Height of back: 41 3/4 24 1/4 18 3/4 in. (106.05 61.6 47.63 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Possibly made in
(view a map of Rhode Island)


European field maple (Acer campestre)


Dr. George Waterman (1752–1829), Cranston, Rhode Island; by descent to Phoebe Waterman Allen (born 1887), Cranston; by descent to Clara B. Allen (born 1852), Rehoboth, Massachusetts; sold to Nathan Cushing, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, February 27, 1930, lot 173; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; gift to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1958

Associated names

Dr. George Waterman
Phoebe Waterman Allen
Clara B. Allen
Nathan Cushing
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries
Israel Sack, Inc.
Henry Francis du Pont


American Art Association and Anderson Galleries, New York, American Antiques: The Collection of Nathan Cushing, Providence, R.I., sale cat. (February 27, 1930), 54–55, lot 173.
Benno M. Forman, American Seating Furniture,1630–1730: An Interpretive Catalogue (New York: W. W. Norton, 1988), 120–121, no. 13, 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), 30n14.