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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)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

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.