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Child's slat-back armchair


Object number

RIF421

Maker

Maker Unknown
(seat) John W. Fogg

Dimensions

Height: 22 3/4 in. (57.785 cm) Width rear post: 12 1/2 in. (31.75 cm) Seat height: 6 in. (15.24 cm) Seat depth: 11 in. (27.94 cm)

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Possibly made in Jamestown, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (posts); ash or oak (slats and stretchers)

Inscriptions

On the bottom of the splint seat: "John W. Fogg basketed this chair January 8,_____________ ______ finished my _____ _____ ____ ____ cut his tree it was 68____ ____ _____all gone the wind blew like hell."

Provenance

Found in Connanicut (Jamestown), Rhode Island, about 2005; Chris Considine, Falmouth, Maine

Associated names

Chris Considine