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Randall House - Wolfville Historical Society


Accession number: 74.8
Date: late 1810s - early 1830s
Materials: Wood
Measurements: 42.25 cm L x 53 cm W x 83 cm Hwidth is at widest point, length is from front to back of the seat.
Marks/Label: 'J.COLE' branded into the bottom of the seat
Narrative: The chair was made in Nova Scotia by James Cole. A J. Cole advertised in October, 1816 in Halifax, lived for a time in Preston, Halifax Co and is probably the James Cole who later moved to Rawdon where his son George carried on the business. The maker's name is branded on the bottom of the seat. James Cole is said to have come to Nova Scotia from the United States although the family claims to be Scottish.
Description: Windsor chair possibly of yellow birch with a scooped pine seat, and turned legs. The back has seven spindles which narrow and curve slightly outward at the top. There is a horizontal rail below the top rail with three small spindles running between them. The joints are tenoned. The leg spindles and the posts which support the arms are turned to imitate bamboo.
Manufacturer: Cole, James