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Bow-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF6036

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 1/4 18 1/2 19 1/2 in. (102.24 46.99 49.53 cm)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

The Art Institute of Chicago

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (arms); pine (seat); maple (legs and stretchers); hickory (spindles and bow)

Marks

"A G CASE [letters in two sizes]," branded on underside of seat

Inscriptions

Possibly "ER," in chalk, on underside of seat

Style

Windsor, Windsor

Provenance

A. G. Case (1803/4–1875), Providence, Rhode Island. Elizabeth R. Vaughan; bequeathed to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1950

Associated names

A. G. Case
Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Notes

Now painted black except for the mahogany arms, which are varnished natural wood. There are traces of green paint beneath the black.

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "Politics, Enterprise, and Design: The Nature and Influence of Windsor Chairmaking in Early Federal Rhode Island," American Furniture (1999): 77n40.
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), 391n3.