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Armchair

Armchair
Title
Armchair
Date 
1780-1820
Medium 
Ash
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 x 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. ( 83.8 x 47 x 47 cm )
Description 
Ash comb-back Windsor armchair; five spindles supporting back, and two supporting each arm; raked, octagonal legs.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1281
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group