Swc-rare Maple Low-back Windsor Armchair, Ri, C.1760
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Swc-rare Maple Low-back Windsor Armchair, Ri, C.1760:
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A Rare Maple Low-back Windsor Armchair, Rhode Island, c.1760, probably by Timothy Waterhouse, Provenance, branded for S. Gibbs, R.I.
This chair is related to the chair illustrated by Charles Santore in Windsor Style in America (cat. no.35), made for the Redwood Library and Atheneum in Rhode Island. This chair retains its old dark green paint and is in as-found untouched condition. The brand below the seat "S. GIBBS R.I." is likely to be an original brand of ownership. (The Gibbs family is a known family in Newport of the time, and furniture was often branded by the original owner.)
The seat is pine, and
there are three old drain holes in the seat, which were put there originally,
as others have been found with such holes, (we assume the cabinetmaker added
this feature to make the chair usable indoors or on a porch). This chair obviously was not used outdoors,
given its condition and original paint. The feet are slightly reduced
through normal wear and there are no other breaks or alterations whatsoever.
The paint is it's original old green paint and all is in as-found condition.
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