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Southern Writing Arm Windsor

Origin United States, Virginia
Period 18th Century
Materials Hickory, poplar and possibly maple
W. 37 in; H. 36 in; D. 16 in;
W. 93.98 cm; H. 91.44 cm; D. 40.64 cm;
Condition Good. Original condition.
Creation Date Circa 1790
Description A rare survivor from the 18th century South. A southern chair from the same shop is pictured in Charles Santore’s The Windsor Style in America, p. 176. This chair is also almost identical to those produced from the shop of James Beck in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Beck was in partnership with Alexander Walker until 1805 when he commenced his own enterprise. He advertised in the Fredericksburg paper, The Virginia Herald primarily as a Windsor chair and settee maker. Two Beck chairs dating to about 1805 are in the MESDA database, one is a bowback form (file # S-6066) and the second is a writing arm Windsor (file # S-28396). This chair dates approximately 10-15 years earlier, but the templates and traditions used to craft these three chairs are related.
Styles / Movements Americana, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 396877
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