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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke, 20.965; photo by Erik Gould
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Sack-back Windsor highchair


Object number

RIF3486

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

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

Date

1770–1800

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in Connecticut
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Medium

Soft maple, chestnut, oak, ash, hickory

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

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 212, no. 156, ill.
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.