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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF2147

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 3/4 in. (98.425 cm) Height, seat: 16 7/8 in. (42.863 cm) Height, seat [with stuffing]: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Width, seat: 20 in. (50.8 cm) Depth, seat [without extension]: 19 7/8 in. (50.483 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (arms); other woods unknown

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Sullivan Dorr (1778–1858), Boston and Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his sons Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805–1884) and Sullivan Dorr, Jr. (1813–1884), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to their great niece Margarethe Lyman Dwight (born 1871), Providence, Rhode Island; bequeathed to Providence Preservation Society, Rhode Island, 1956; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1977; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 140

Associated names

Sullivan Dorr
Thomas Wilson Dorr
Sullivan Dorr, Jr.
Margarethe Lyman Dwight
Providence Preservation Society
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 277, fig. 6-74.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 32–33, lot 140, 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.