Sack-back Windsor armchair
New England, probably Connecticut
35-1/2 in x 24-3/4 in x 20-1/8 in
Tulip poplar* (seat), maple* (legs, stretchers, and arm supports), hickory* (spindles), oak* (arm bow)
Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp
The dark green paint is modern. There is no obvious evidence of earlier paint. The paint was applied to suggest areas of wear. Two holes in the underside of the seat, behind each front leg, suggest something may have been attached there at some time.
Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp
The sack-back Windsor chair has an oval seat into which the four legs, joined by H stretchers, are tenoned. The back bow contains nine spindles; three more spindles are behind the baluster-turned arm supports. The spindles thicken near the bottom. All of them pierce the arm bow or hoop except the middle spindle and the end spindles under the hoop. All of the turnings on this chair are particularly robust.