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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Mrs. Henry Vaughan, 44.519.5; photo by Erik Gould
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Child's high-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF3700

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 68.739 cm (27 1/16 in.); Height, seat: 21.908 cm (8 5/8 in.); Width, arms: 36.195 cm (14 1/4 in.); Width, seat: 34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.); Width, crest: 35.878 cm (14 1/8 in.); Depth, seat: 28.258 cm (11 1/8 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

White pine (seat), ash, and maple

Marks

Unkown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Mrs. Henry Vaughn; bequeathed by her to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Associated names

Mrs. Henry Vaughn

Bibliography

Wendy A. Cooper, In Praise of America: American Decorative Arts, 1650–1830, Fifty Years of Discovery since the 1929 Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980), 186, no. 201, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 212, no. 155, ill.
Charles Santore, The Windsor Style in America Volume II (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1987), 160–161, fig. 203.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), 145, Pl. 1, fig. 2-1.