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Side chairs (4)

Object Number: 
1937.1342a-d
Date: 
1790-1805
Medium: 
Hickory, chestnut
Dimensions: 
each: 38 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 20 in. ( 97.2 x 52.1 x 50.8 cm )
Description: 
Set of four hickory and chestnut fan-back Windsor side chairs with serpentine crest rail with rounded up-turned ears; elongated vase-turned stiles, 9 slightly tapered spindles and 2 tapered back bracing spindles; saddle seat, vase-and-reel-turned legs; side and medial stretchers with bulbous centers.
Gallery Label: 
According to consultant Nancy Goyne Evans, author of "American Windsor Chairs," this style of Windsor chair originated somewhere along the Connecticut-Rhode Island border and then spread into southern Massachussetts. The chestnut seat of this chair and its mates is relatively common to this region.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group