BOW-BACKED WINDSOR CHAIR 1765-1780

We found this beautiful bow-back Windsor in Connecticut a few years ago and it has been in our home for the past few years. It came from a curator (speciality in chairs)  and collector. The design with the bold turned legs is characteristic of Rhode Island craftsmanship.
Note the serpentine arms which are mortised through the incised bow and terminate in scroll shaped handholds. The chair has seven spindles (desirable),  vase and ring arm supports, four vase and ring turned legs reinforced by H-pattern turned stretchers. The seat is shield shape, concave,  peaking in front and extremely comfortable (saddle seat). A wonderful chair in outstanding condition. A similar chair can be found in ANTIQUE COUNTRY FURNITURE by George C. Neumann p.115.(AOKT)
Dimensions: Seat Height 18 3/4", Overall Height 38"
List Price: $900
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