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Catalog Number FUR.011
Title Windsor armchair (comb back)
Artist unknown
Date 1775 circa (SN)
Description A Windsor comb-back armchair, with scrolled crest above turned spindles over a U-shaped arm above a shaped seat, on four turned legs joined by a swelled H-stretcher. Height: 42 1/2 inches. (Ralph E. Carpenter, 1991.) (This description is inaccurate; comb back chair has cross stretcher.)

Antique American tall comb back windsor armchair matching the above set of chairs, having six turned sticks to comb, original condition with original green paint, 43 tall, Newport, R.I. origin, circa 1775. (Simon Nager, 1979)

Early American comb back Windsor armchair with carved crest rail, having six round turned spindles, lower section arched crest rail, scroll shaped arms having 12 round turned spindles and 2 spindle arm supports, saddle seat supported by 4 round turned legs, round turned and block X stretcher. (John E. Janes, 1970)

Except for comb back, this chair matches set of four Windsor chairs with cross stretchers.
Object Name Chair
Material Wood (Painted Green)
Dimensions H-108 W-71 cm
Credit line n.d.
Provenance n.d.
Collection Furniture
People unknown
Notes See Minutes Sept 1764.
Related Publications Redwood Papers, p. 87