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Continuous-bow Windsor chair


Object number

RIF4551

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

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

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

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)

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

Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke
Arthur Leslie Green

Bibliography

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