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Sack-back Windsor settee


Object number

RIF1242

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 40 1/2 in. (102.87 cm) Width, arms: 81 3/4 in. (207.645 cm) Depth, seat: 23 5/8 in. (60.008 cm)

Date

1790–1805

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Ash (seat, spindle, tenth from left); sugar or black maple (right stretcher and right arm support); black maple (right arm rail and left arm support); red oak group (bow, left side and third front leg from left); birch (replaced portion of spindle); hard maple group (left front leg); cottonwood, aspen or poplar (center back rail); sugar maple (right rear leg); red maple (second right front leg repairs); soft maple group (arm rail)

Provenance

Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1959

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "Identifying and Understanding Repairs and Structural Problems in Windsor Furniture," American Furniture (1994): 17–18, fig. 20–21.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., American and European Furniture, sale cat. (November 11–12, 1989), 13, lot 128.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), 111, fig. 1-82.