Bow-back Windsor side chair with nine, three-part, bamboo-turned spindles, a shield-shaped, saddled seat, and four, splayed, three-part bamboo-turned legs with tapered feet joined by H-mounted stretchers. The continuous bow back of the chair is beaded along the edges of its crowned or rounded front face, rounded at back, and nips in at the waist; its ends are tenoned through the seat. The spindles are tenoned into the seat and bow; eight of the spindles, four on either side of the central spindle, extend through the bow and are wedged. The plank seat has a slight pommel at front center and a deep groove outlining the front and back of the spindle area. Each leg is tenoned through the seat and wedged. The bamboo-turned stretcher support has two-part, single-swell side stretchers and a three-part, single-swell medial stretcher. Remnants of an earlier finish of green paint are present on the lower edge of the spindles. Regularly spaced tack holes are present on the back of the seat. A number of irregularly spaced nails are driven into the underside of the seat.

The center spindle on the back is thinner than the rest and has a different finish, and consequently, is believed to be a replacement.

Date

1785-1815


Geography


Material/Technique

Poplar, oak


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 36 in. x 19 5/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (91.44 cm x 49.85 cm x 44.45 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1892


Object Number

M-1438


Colors


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