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Carver chair


Object number

RIF3895

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

100.33 x 62.23 x 43.18 cm (39 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 17 in.)

Date

1660–1690

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Possibly made in Warwick, Rhode Island, or made in
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Medium

Cottonwood (Populus sp.) and ash

Provenance

Sarah Wickes (died 1753), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Thomas Wickes (1715–1803), Warwick; by descent to his grandson, Wickes Gardiner (1777–1840), South Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Thomas Wickes Gardiner (1805–1885), Warwick; by descent to his son, Thomas Wickes Gardiner, Jr., (1861–1917); by descent to his daughter, Eliza D. Gardiner (1871–1955), Cranston, Rhode Island; given by her estate to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1955

Associated names

Sarah Wickes
Thomas Wickes
Wickes Gardiner
Thomas Wickes Gardiner
Thomas Wickes Gardiner, Jr.
Eliza D. Gardiner

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 146, no. 84, ill.
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), 30n14.