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Fan-back Windsor side chair

Probably New England



35 in x 22-3/8 in x 20 in


Tulip poplar* (seat), white oak* (comb or crest), hickory* (spindles and medial stretcher), maple* (stiles, legs, and side stretchers)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The seat split along the grain and has been reglued.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


The fan-back Windsor side chair has a shield-shaped seat, a back of seven spindles between the rear posts, a serpentine-shaped crest rail with projecting ears, and widely-splayed bamboo-turned legs joined by H stretchers.  The rear posts have particularly large swellings scored in the middle to suggest bamboo.  The chair was painted pea green when owned by Winterthur and repainted a darker green by Historic Odessa in 2022.