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High-back Windsor armchair



44-7/8 in x 25 in x 25-5/8 in


Oak* (crest and arm bow), hickory* (spindles), maple* (arm supports, legs and stretchers), tulip poplar* (seat)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The left knuckle lamination is missing from the underside of the handhold.  The chair has been stripped of all paint.


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


The Windsor high-back or comb-back armchair has nine spindles in the back below a serpentine-shaped crest rail with volute-carved ears.  The arm bow or arm rail ends in carved scrolled knuckles made larger by a lamination glued below.  The outside contour of the handhold is not laminated, as often occurs.   The arm bow is supported in front by a baluster-turned support; three spindles fill the space under the arm.  The seat is ovoid and shallowly dished.  The legs are baluster-turned.  They are secured with two wedges at the tops where they protrude through the seat; they are joined by turned H stretchers.