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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF899

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

100.33 x 50.8 x 46.99 cm (39 1/2 x 20 x 18 1/2 in.); Seat height: 40.64 cm (16 in.)

Date

1790-1810

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple, ash, pine, and mahogany (arms)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Joel Metcalf (1755–1834), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Jesse Metcalf (1790–1838); by descent to his son, Franklin Metcalf (1832–1908), Carolina, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife, Alice G. Metcalf (died 1926); by descent to her daughter, Alice M. McVay (died 1954); by descent to her husband, William McVay (died 1959); by descent to his daughter, Dorothy Metcalf McVay; bequeathed to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984

Associated names

Joel Metcalf
Jesse Metcalf
Franklin Metcalf
Alice G. Metcalf
Alice M. McVay
William McVay
Dorothy Metcalf McVay

See also


Bibliography

"Museum Notes," Rhode Island School of Design (1983–): vol. 72, no. 2 (October 1985): 22.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 208, no. 150, ill.