Armchair

about 1660


Object Place: Windsor, Connecticut

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 122

Dimensions

112.39 x 59.05 x 38.73 cm (44 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.127

Medium or Technique

Oak

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Once believed that this armchair was made in Essex County, Massachusetts, now it is considered among the earliest works from Windsor, Connecticut. Its carved decoration, much of it done with a gouge, relates it to objects attributed to an unidentified craftsman from that area. With spindles rather than panels on the back, the chair combines elements of both a joined and a turned chair.

Provenance

Descended in the Lamb family of Boston to the donors; 1964, gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb (Accession Date February 12, 1964)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb