High chair

Object Number: 
1937.1297
Date: 
1770-1810
Medium: 
Wood, (Slat) Pine (by microanalysis), (Turning) possibly Maple (microanlysis identified as a hardwood)
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 16 in. ( 95.3 x 36.8 x 40.6 cm )
Description: 
Maple and pine slat-back high chair; three slightly arched slats set between raked, turned stiles topped with bulb-shaped finials with small knobs; rake is repeated on the turned front legs whose vase-shaped tops support turned arms; legs terminate in squat, vase-shaped feet in front; woven splint seat; flat, projecting foot-rail.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
Anderson Galleries, Fuessenich Sale, October 1925 (cat. 82); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group