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Sack-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF2101

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 69.215 cm (27 1/4 in.); Width, arms: 57.15 cm (22 1/2 in.); Depth, legs: 56.515 cm (22 1/4 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (seat); white oak; ash; hickory

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), New York; consigned to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, New York, February 25, 1921, lot 469; sold to William C. Hogg (1875–1930), Houston, Texas; by bequest to his sister, Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 1930; given to the Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1969

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers
American Art Association
William C. Hogg
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

American Art Galleries, New York, Rare and Extremely Choice Collection Formed by the Widely Known Connoisseur Mr. Louis Guerineau Myers, sale cat. (February 24–26, 1921), lot 469.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 155–156, no. F256.
Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 57, fig. 10.