It is thought to have been designed by Peter Cooper (New York, 1793-1883) founder of the Canton Iron Works (Baltimore), and then produced by R. W. Winfield, who exhibited this form at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London and the London International Exhibition of 1862. It's plain style was in stark contrast to the Victorian fashion for excess decoration.
Attributed to R. W. Winfield and Co. (Birmingham, founded 1829)
C. and P. Fiell, 1000 Chairs, p.45 (example illustrated).
Width 23 Depth 42 Height 44 in.
Seat: Height 19 in.
Note: later fabric seat.