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Description

Windsor armchair. Originally designed as a sackback windsor. Before chair was converted to a bowback, it had thirteen spindles in back, which were cut off at armrail to make the present back form. Arm rail has plugged holes for crest rail that is now missing. Thick three-board seat has brace screwed to underside. Present blue paint covers earlier coats of green, salmon, and white. H-shaped stretchers. Rests on turned legs.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1800
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
CHAIR
chairs (furniture forms)
Painted
painting (coating)
Windsor
Windsor chairs
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
26 1/8 x 21 1/4 x 17 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.2026
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
57881

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