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Sack-back windsor high chair

Object Number: 
X.67
Date: 
1790-1802
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. ( 87 x 51.4 x 41.9 cm )
Description: 
Black painted Windsor highchair; sack-back with curved crest rail and five full-length spindles piercing lower horizontal rail, which curves forward on either side to form arms; turned front arm supports; wide plank seat on splayed, vase-turned legs; side stretchers and single medial stretcher with bulbous center.
Gallery Label: 
The arm terminals, design of the medial stretcher, and absence of a groove to define the front of the spindle platform suggest that this chair was made near the Connecticut-Rhode Island border. The bow (crest rail) of this chair may be a late 19th century replacement, as indicated by the centered groove on the face.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group