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Rare Child’s Comb-Back Windsor Armchair


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1785.
Pine, various woods, 19th c. black paint.
Over-all in fine condition, some losses to paint and wear commensurate to age and use.
Provenance: Private Collection of Charles and Olenka Santore, Philadelphia.
This fine and Rare Child’s Comb-back Windsor armchair displays great form and proportions, having a shaped seat supported by bulbous, ring-turned legs joined by stretchers.

Literature: Charles Santore, The Windsor Style in America: A Pictorial Study of the History and Regional Characteristics of the Most Popular Furniture Form of Eighteenth-Century America, 1730-1830, (Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 1981), p. 160, no. 202; Charles Santore, The Windsor Style, (New York: Hirschl & Adler Folk, 1987).

Exhibited: The Windsor Style, Hirschl & Adler Folk, New York, November 21-December 12, 1987.

Dimensions: 29 ½”h, 18 ¼”w, 14”d (12 ¾” seat height)

Item ID: F-SF-CH 277

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