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Catalog Number FUR.012a
Title Windsor armchair
Artist unknown
Date 1764 circa (REC); 1775 circa (SN)
Description FUR.012a is similar to the other four Windsor chairs marked as part of this set (X stretchers, saddle seat, low back with 14 spindles, crest rail), but FUR.012a is higher than the others (corresponding to the dimensions given for the chair with the oldf number #012.1 in the General Condition notes of this record) and has tapered feet, as opposed to the blunt arrow footing of chairs FUR.012b-e. Of the five chairs marked FUR.012a-e, three are black with slight hints of green and two are dark green. FUR.012a chair is black with hints of green. It is possible that the color has darkened over time or that the chair was repainted at some point. Areas around some paint chips indicate a layer of dark green underneath similar to FUR.012b and FUR.012c. (Tim Rohe 5/07/2016)

Five green painted Windsor armchairs, Newport, R.I., circa 1764, each with shaped crest above a U-shaped arm with shaped grips over turned spindles, a shaped seat, on four splayed turned legs joined by a turned cross stretcher. Height: 26 3/4 inches each approx. (5). (Ralph E. Carpenter, 1991)

Set of four antique American windsor armchairs, each having a molded raised bolster above a semi-circular horizontal arm rail terminating to round hand-rests, turned arm supports enclosing pipe stem turned spindles, saddle seat with straight front, turned legs terminating to a blunt ball toe, block and turned cross stretchers, fine original condition with original green paint, Newport, R.I. origin, circa 1775. (Simon Nager, 1979)

Antique American windsor armchair matching the above set of chairs but having conventional windsor turned legs, fine original condition with original green paint, Newport, R.I. origin, circa 1775. (Simon Nager, 1979)

Four Early American Windsor armchairs, crest rail, scroll shaped arms, supported by 12 round turned spindles and 2 larger spindles supports, round turned splayed legs, round turned X stretcher similar to preceding armchair, saddle seat, painted dark green. (John E. Janes, 1970) Windsor chair, arched crest rail, scroll arms having 12 round turned spindles and 2 larger turned spindles for arm rest, 4 round turned tapering splayed legs, plain feet, round turned and block X stretcher, painted dark green. (John E. Janes, 1970)

The set of four with cross stretchers matches comb back chair.
Object Name Chair
Material Wood (Painted Green)
Dimensions H-82.6 W-66 cm
Credit line n.d.
Provenance n.d.
Inscriptions and Marks
Collection Furniture
People unknown
Notes See Minutes Sept 1764.
Related Publications Redwood Papers, p.86 (illus.) and 87