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Writing-arm chair

Writing-arm chair
Writing-arm chair
Writing-arm chair
Title
Writing-arm chair
Date 
1790-1805
Medium 
Maple
Dimensions 
Overall: 39 x 29 x 29 1/2 in. ( 99.1 x 73.7 x 74.9 cm )
Description 
Sack-back Windsor writing-arm chair; seven tapered spindles, large upward-tilting writing arm on three ring-and-vase-turned supports; elliptical seat with central peak at front edge; raked, vase-turned legs with side and medial stretchers.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Object Number 
1947.260
Gallery Label 
According to Nancy Goyne Evans, author of "American Windsor Chairs," the particular figure of the high back arch, bunched spindles, the shape of the seat, and the double taper of the seat suggests that this chair was made in Rhode Island.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group