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Slipper chair


Object number

RIF3475

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

99.06 x 53.34 x 43.18 cm (39 x 21 x 17 in.); Seat height: 34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1971

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Notes

The thickness of the center of the medial stretcher and the double ring turnings at the arrow-shaped tips may indicate a Rhode Island origin.

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 157, no. 98, ill.