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Side chair

Object Number: 
1963.173
Date: 
1795-1805
Medium: 
Maple, hickory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 22 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. ( 94 x 57.2 x 39.4 cm )
Description: 
Maple and hickory fan-back Windsor chair; serpentine crest rail cut out with anchor-shaped form at center and half circles on either side; elongated vase-turned stiles support crest; seven tapered spindles, saddle seat with incised line isolating spindles; vase and reel-turned legs; side and medial stretchers have bulbous centers.
Gallery Label: 
According to Nancy Goyne Evans, author of "American Windsor Chairs," the crest rail of this chair is extremely unusual (see publications for reference similar chairs).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group