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Windsor highchair


Object number

RIF3486

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

86.36 x 48.26 x 40.64 cm (34 x 19 x 16 in.); Height, seat: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Date

1770–1800

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in Connecticut
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Medium

Soft maple, chestnut, oak, ash, hickory

Style

Windsor chairs, sack-back Windsor chairs, highchairs

Provenance

Arthur Leslie Green, Newport, Rhode Island; sold to Mrs. Gustav Radeke (née Eliza Greene Metcalf, 1854–1931), Providence, Rhode Island, 1917; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1920

Associated names

Arthur Leslie Green
Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, A Windsor Handbook: Comprising Illustrations and Descriptions of Windsor Furniture of all Periods (Boston: Old American Company Publishers, 1917), 96–97.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 2, no. 2516, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 212, no. 156, ill.