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Spindle-back armchair


Object number

RIF6116

Maker

Maker, possibly by Samuel Winsor, 1644?1705

Dimensions

38 in. (96.52 cm) Height, seat: 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Date

1675–1700

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple and ash

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Jacobean

Provenance

Possibly owned by Samuel Winsor (1644–1705), Providence and Johnston, Rhode Island; by descent in his family; consigned to Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Marlborough), August 8–9, 2015, lot 1370. Susan MacKay, Chaplin, Connecticut; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Portsmouth), August 18, 2018, lot 92

Associated names

Samuel Winsor
Skinner, Inc.
Susan MacKay
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marborough, Mass., August Americana, sale cat. (August 8–9, 2015), 64–65, lot 1370, 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), 13, fig. 4.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., The Lifelong Collection of Susan MacKay and Peter Field, sale cat. (August 18, 2018), 27, lot 92, ill.