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Comb-back Windsor Arm Chair

1991.1331 (RS21586)

Description

Maple and ash sack-back Windsor armchair with comb crest (aka "comb-back") with saddle seat and boldly turned and splayed legs; later coats removed to reveal original red paint/stain, with some traces of old black over-paint.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1775-1800
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ash (wood)
bentwood
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
Possibly Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
bentwood
Chair
Chair, Windsor
chairs (furniture forms)
high-back Windsor chairs
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
49 x 25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1331
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2870

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