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Side chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


40 1/4 20 20 7/8 in. (102.235 50.8 53.023 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


American black walnut (primary); soft maple (front and side seat rails); white pine (splat core)


Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) Winterthur, Delaware; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 24–26, no. 13.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 14–15, fig. 21.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 86, fig. 86.
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), 257n5.