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Sack-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF2209

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 88.265 cm (34 3/4 in.); Height, seat: 38.735 cm (15 1/4 in.); Width, arms: 66.04 cm (26 in.); Width, seat: 52.705 cm (20 3/4 in.); Depth, seat: 35.56 cm (14 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Connecticut-Rhode Island border region
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Basswood (seat); maple (legs, stretchers, and front arm supports); ash (spindles and arms)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"ER," in black, on underside of seat

Style

Windsor

Provenance

A. T. Johnson, 1996. An Ohio collector; consigned to Christie's, New York, September 25, 2013, lot 67

Associated names

A. T. Johnson
Christie's

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 314, fig. 6-142.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Paintings and Prints, sale cat. (September 25, 2013), 72, lot 67.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 127, fig. 10, 11 (detail).