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Bow-back Windsor side chair

New York or Connecticut



36-1/4 in x 20-1/2 in x 22 in


Tulip poplar* (seat), hickory* (bow and spindles), maple* (legs and stretchers)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number



A large “I•I” is painted in black on a circular white background under the seat.  The mark is probably that of an owner.

Condition Notes

The chair has been stripped of its paint and coated with a clear finish.


Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. J. Newberry Reynolds to The David Wilson Mansion, Inc., in 1942.


The bow-back Windsor side chair has a hickory bow with a flat face and two score lines, enclosing nine spindles and supported from behind by two braces.  The braces are socketed into a tab extension of the carved shield-shaped and contoured seat, which is deep in the plan.  Four baluster-turned legs with tapered feet are round-tenoned through the seat and secured with wedges in the tops. Evidence of earlier paint remains on the bottom of the seat.