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Slat-back Windsor side chairs, set of six


Object number

RIF2808

Maker

Maker Holmes Weaver, American, 1769?1848, active 1796?1848

Dimensions

Height: 32 3/4 in. (83.19 cm) Height, seat, Approx.: 17 in. (43.18 cm)

Date

1820–30

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Marks

"HOLMES WEAVER / NEW PORT," branded, on underside of seat

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, November 18–20, 1976, lot 924. Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton, Massachusetts), October 27–28, 1989, lot 207

Associated names

Sotheby Parke Bernet
Skinner, Inc.

Notes

The chairs are painted light green with worn yellow and olive green striping in outline.

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana, sale cat. (November 18–20, 1976), lot 924, ill.
Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., Americana, sale cat. (October 27–28, 1989), lot 207.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 360-–361.