Windsor High Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1790

GUSN

GUSN-2890

Description

Child's sack-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

Descriptive Terms

highchairs (children's chairs)
Windsor chairs
hickory (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
turning (shaping process)
Chair
Chair, Child's
Highchair
Highchair

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

33 3/4 x 18 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1360

Places

Probably Rhode Island (United States)
Probably