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Windsor Arm Chair

Place Made:
Washington County Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1775-1800
Medium:
mixed woods, painted surface
Dimensions:
HOA: 35 1/2″; WOA: 23 1/8″
Accession Number:
3237
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Windsor armchair with heavy knuckle carving on arm terminals; heavily turned H-stretcher and legs; mortise and tenon joints exposed where seat posts intersect seat; bamboo-shaped spindles pierce through back rail and arm rails also.

STYLE: While the leg and stretcher turnings are of a conventional form, the sweep of the arm and the vigorous scrolled terminals set the chair apart from the usual Windsor arm designs.

WOODS: hickory back, spindles, arm supports; maple arms; poplar seat.

History:
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to the Frederick-Hagerstown area of piedmont Maryland (by Nancy Evans) based on other chairs found in that area, particularly an armchair descending in the Taney family of Taneytown, Maryland.

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton