1958.0960 Chair, 1969.5464 Slip seat, view 1
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Chair (Side chair)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Unknown (Furniture maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Walnut, black; Fir

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Object Number


Object Name

Chair (Side chair)



Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Unknown (Furniture maker)
This record is to be used when the maker of an object is unknown.

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Origin Notes

Richards and Evans attribute this chair to Boston, based on the pattern of the chair. However, Phillip Zimmerman believes this chair is probably from Rhode Island. The shaping of the front seat rail, curved bead on the knee, C-scrolls undercutting the front legs, and narrow splat profile are R.I., not N.Y., features. Per P. Zimmerman 10/2/91.




Walnut, black; Fir

Construction Description

Corner blocks are all later; screw holes inside seat frame; rear stiles pieced out.

Dimensions (inches)

40.5 (H) , 22 (W) , 20.75 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

102.87 (H) , 55.88 (W) , 52.705 (D)

Measurement Notes

OH at back, OW at feet, OD from front to rear feet.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Richards, Nancy E. & Evans, Nancy Goyne. 1997 New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
Published: cat. no. 15.
[Book] Downs, Joseph & du Pont, Henry Francis. 1952 American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 107.
[Book] Kirk, John T. 1972 American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale.
Published: fig. 166.
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Image of textile print pattern p. 204, fig. 193