• Writing-arm Windsor chair, ca. 1790
    This comb back Windsor chair has a writing arm with a drawer underneath, as well as a drawer underneath the seat. The chair is made of ash, and there is evidence of red paint underneath the brown top coat. According to Charles Santore, most examples of this relatively rare form originated in Connecticut, but Boston, New York and Philadelphia produced a few as well.Writing-arm Windsors enter the historical record about 1790,and linger on into the early nineteenth century. Local tradition has it that this chair once belonged to General Knox.
    Donated to Montpelier by Mary Hitchcock Wardwell of the Rockland Historical Society
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