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Continuous-bow Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF4551

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

102.87 x 55.88 x 48.26 cm (40 1/2 x 22 x 19 in.); Height, seat: 44.45 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Date

1790-1800

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Oak (bow), ash or hickory (spindles and arm supports), maple (legs and stretchers), and yellow poplar (seat)

Style

Windsor

Provenance

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

Associated names

Arthur Leslie Green
Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke

Bibliography

Charles Santore, The Windsor Style in America, 1730–1830 (Philadelphia: Running Press, 1981), 113, ill.
Tanya Barter, Bentwood, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: RISD Museum, 1984), 8.
Carla Mathes Woodward and Franklin W. Robinson, eds., A Handbook of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: RISD Museum, 1985), 320–321, no. 274.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 207, no. 149.