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Low-back Windsor writing-arm chair

about 1780–1800 with later writing-arm


Object Place: Probably Coastal, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 73 x 89.5 x 81.9 cm (28 3/4 x 35 1/4 x 32 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.466

Medium or Technique

White pine, probably maple, probably ash (by eye)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tableware

Inscription

Engraved brass plaque attached to the underside of the seat which reads: "Clapp or Bacon / Earl Clapp 1741-1836 / Bethiah Clapp (Bacon) 1778-1865 / Mary Helen Fowler (Weeks) 1823-1897 / John Wingate Weeks 1860-1926 / Sinclair Weeks 1893- ".

Provenance

Has a long history of family descent as documented in an engraved brass plaque attached to the underside of the seat which reads: "Clapp or Bacon / Earl Clapp 1741-1836 / Bethiah Clapp (Bacon) 1778-1865 / Mary Helen Fowler (Weeks) 1823-1897 / John Wingate Weeks 1860-1926 / Sinclair Weeks 1893- ". Sinclair Weeks died in 1972; by descent in the family; 1988, gift of Frances Weeks Lawrence in Memory of her Father, Sinclair Weeks (1893-1972) and his Forebears (Accession Date October 26, 1988).

Credit Line

Gift of Frances Weeks Lawrence in memory of her Father, Sinclair Weeks (1893-1972) and his Forebears