NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND HIGH-BACK WINDSOR ARMCHAIR, 1760-1770.Est. $7,000-$10,000
Sold: $5,280 ($4,400)
In black paint, the high curved back with six spindles and arm rests above twelve pipe-stem spindles joining a saddle seat covered in black leather on splayed and turned legs ending in button feet, joined by a turned and block cross stretcher. Height 42 inches.
Literature: Evans, American Windsor Chairs, p. 238. A similar low-back armchair with the Collection of the Redwood Library in Newport is illustrated in Santore, The Windsor Style in America, Vol. II, p. 65.