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High-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF1240

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 42 7/8 in. (108.9 cm) Width, arms: 26 5/8 in. (67.63 cm) Width, crest: 22 1/4 in. (56.52 cm) Seat: 16 21 3/4 17 5/16 in. (40.64 55.25 43.97 cm)

Date

1760–70

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); hickory (spindles) (microanalysis)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Winsor White (1901–1975), Plymouth, Massachusetts. Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Whinerthur, Delaware; bequest to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1959

Associated names

Winsor White

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "Identifying and Understanding Repairs and Structural Problems in Windsor Furniture," American Furniture (1994): 11, fig. 9.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 238, fig. 6-1.
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), 116, 119, 380–82, no. 83, fig. 1.