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Low-back Windsor armchair




29-3/4 in x 28 in x 19-3/4 in


Tulip poplar* (seat and arm-rail), hickory* (spindles), maple* (arm support, legs, and stretchers)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The right rear leg has lost part of its ball foot.  Iron plates have been added underneath the arm-bow where the arm pieces join the back comb atop the arm-bow.  The paint on the spindles has partially delaminated.  Elsewhere is is shows normal wear and abrasion.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


Low back form, heavy, molded rail at back, flat arms are out-turned at the end in horizontal, uncarved scrolls, attenuated arm, vase-turned arm supports with knops at the base, U-shaped saddle-seat, splayed blunt-arrow legs with ball feet, double vase-turned medial


The low-back Windsor armchair has a D shaped seat that is deeply contoured.  The four turned legs, which tenon into the seat, have long baluster turnings above reels and cylinders.  The "blunt-arrow" feet have balls above a tapered neck, which has worn away almost entirely.  A medial stretcher with opposed elongated balusters flanking a central ring and reels, join side stretchers at bulbous turnings.  The arm-bow, made in three sections, is supported in front by baluster-turned arm supports.   Slightly tapered spindles pierce the arm-bow and are wedged in place where visible.  The chair is painted a very dark green over black.