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Square-back Windsor armchair

Probably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



34 in x 21-1/4 in x 19-5/8 in


Tulip poplar* (seat, crest medallion), maple* (legs, stretchers, rear posts), hickory* (arms, arm supports, spindles)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, gift of H. Rodney Sharp

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The chair has been completely stripped of paint and looks somewhat bleached.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


The Windsor armchair has bamboo turnings throughout.  The rear posts are joined at the top by two rods forming a chair style popularly called "double rod-back," but termed a square-back in the period.  The two rods hold an octagonal medallion that is unusually wide.  Below, seven spindles from the back  The seat is dished, but otherwise has relatively little shaping.  The stretchers connecting the legs form a box.