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Pair of Windsor chairs

2011.23.1 (RS156957)

Description

Pair of Windsor chairs.

Details

Label
"Conant, Ball Company made and sold furniture in Gardner and Boston's North End from the second half of the nineteenth century until they went out of business in 1980. In the twentieth century they produced a "Colonial" line, a "Cape Cod" line, and an "American Modern" line designed by Russell Wright. These chairs are from a set of twenty-four owned by the Woman's Literary Union in Portland, Maine. They were probably purchased around 1916 when the WLU added an auditorium and banquet hall to their headquarters on Spring Street."
Maker
Conant, Ball Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1910-1920
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Associated Building
Used At Frye House.
Material
maple (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
bow-back Windsor chairs
Chair
chairs (furniture forms)
maple (wood)
Accession Number
2011.23.1
Credit Line
Gift of the Woman's Literary Union
GUSN
255475

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