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Continuous-bow Windsor chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


37 16 3/4 17 in. (93.98 42.545 43.18 cm)



Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia


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


Maple (arm supports, legs, and stretchers), white pine (seat), and ash (spindles and bow)


Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), East Orange, New Jersey; given to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1930

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers


Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 174–175, no. 148, ill.
Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 526, ill.
Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830, Fifty Years of Discovery since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 187, fig. 203.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 279, fig. 6-79.
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), 393n1.