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Date Made:1795-1805
Materials:wood, paint
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Northampton (possibly)
Measurements:overall: 40 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.; 102.235 x 46.99 cm
Accession Number:  HD 1585.2
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

One of a pair of continuous-arm bowback Windsor armchairs with the remains of old red paint, which have been attributed to the Northampton region. In September 1980, Nancy Goyne Evans of Winterthur noted that the shape of the seat, leg turnings and construction details relate to chairs produced in the Northampton area and to labeled examples by Ansel Goodrich (ca. 1773-1803), a Northampton, Massachusetts, manufacturer; however, such attribution is difficult without a label (see Goodrich side chairs 54.086 and 57.213) given the number of contemporary chairmakers in Northampton and similar chairs made in southern New England and New York. The continuous bowed crest rail bends forward to form the flat, slightly enlarged handholds; there are seven tall tapered spindles on the back, with two shorter ones on each side just behind the turned arm supports; the saddle seat is slightly peaked in front; and the four turned and splayed legs are connected with a bulbous-turned medial stretcher and two side stretchers.

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