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Windsor settee

Probably Mid-Atlantic region



27 in x 73 in x 25 in


Mahogany (arms), unidentified hardwoods

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

The settee was painted a pea green by Winterthur in the 1980s.  It was repainted the present dark green in 2022.  At that time the arms were stripped of all painted and refinished with a clear coating.  The left arm has been repaired.  The seat has an Inset repair in the middle at the left end.  An old cataloguing worksheet states that the top rail has restorations, but paint layers applied since then hide evidence.


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


Windsor settees of this size are rare.  This example shows some repairs, and more may hide under layers of paint.  Nonetheless, its original features are evident.  The low back rail is heavy, but the 41 tapered spindles lighten its appearance.  Bamboo turnings throughout the settee represent the latest feature.