Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1780-1800

GUSN

GUSN-57881

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

Descriptive Terms

chairs (furniture forms)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Windsor chairs
Painted
Windsor
CHAIR

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

26 1/8 x 21 1/4 x 17 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.2026

Places

Massachusetts (United States)