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Child's fiddle-back armchair


Object number

RIF3340

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, overall: 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm) Width: 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm) Depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm) Height, seat: 6 1/2 in. (16.51 cm)

Date

1740–1800

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple, ash, hickory

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Arthur Leslie Green, Newport, Rhode Island; sold to Mrs. Gustav Radeke (née Eliza Greene Metcalf, 1854–1931), Providence, Rhode Island; gift of her estate to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1931

Associated names

Arthur Leslie Green
Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke

Notes

The circular cutouts at the ends of the crest rail are a distinctive feature of Rhode Island chairs.

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 156, no. 96, ill.