High fan-back Windsor armchair

About 1745–54

Object Place: Boston area, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 195


Overall: 108.9 x 65.4 x 54 cm (42 7/8 x 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Maple, ash, pine

Not On View




Seating and beds


History of ownership: Belonged to Henry Flynt (1676-1760), known as "Tutor Flynt" of Harvard College, where he was appointed in 1699 and retired in 1754. In his will of 1760 is listed: "Item, as to my Chamber furniture & Clothing etc which I brought from College to Mrs. Sprague's My will is that Mrs. Dorothy Jackson wife to the late Mr. Edward Jackson Deceased have my Easy Green Chair; my Gold Necklace with my new Blue Silk Gown". The chair bears a brass plate on the bottom tracing its history: Henry Flynt 1676-1760 / Tutor in Harvard College 55 Years / Brother of / Dorothy Quincy / Jonathan Jackson / Charles Jackson / Amelia Lee Jackson / Oliver Wendell Holmes / Oliver Wendell Holmes 1900 / Edward Jackson Holmes 1935. The last line was added to the plaque which was placed on the chair in 1900; 1935, lent by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, November 22, 1935; 1958, loan renewed; 1964, given by Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes (Accession Date Februay 12, 1964).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes