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One of Set of 4 side chairs

One of Set of 4 side chairs
Title
One of Set of 4 side chairs
Date 
1790-1805
Medium 
Hickory, chestnut
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 20 in. ( 97.2 x 52.1 x 50.8 cm )
Description 
Hickory and chestnut fan-back Windsor side chair with serpentine crest rail with rounded up-turned ears; elongated vase-turned stiles, 9 slightly tapered spindles and 2 tapered back bracing spindles; saddle seat, vase-and-reel-turned legs; side and medial stretchers with bulbous centers.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1342b
Gallery Label 
According to consultant Nancy Goyne Evans, author of "American Windsor Chairs," this style of Windsor chair originated somewhere along the Connecticut-Rhode Island border and then spread into southern Massachussetts. The chestnut seat of this chair and its mates is relatively common to this region.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group