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Windsor High Chair

1991.1360 (RS21408)

Description

Child's pack-back Windsor highchair, with straight arms and vase and ring-turned arm supports above heavy saddle seat; 4 splayed legs; the top half is vase and ring turned; the bottomhalf is tapered and connected by H-form turned stretchers; the front legs support a flat foot rest (lowered from its original position); hickory shows through under worn layers of old paint; below yellowish brown and later white paint are traces of the original green; mostly hickory, seat probably pine.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1790
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
hickory (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Furniture; Seating Furniture
Places
Probably Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chair
Chair, Child's
hickory (wood)
Highchair
highchairs (children's chairs)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Windsor chairs
Dimensions
33 3/4 x 18 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1360
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2890

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