Highchair

Object Number: 
Z.908
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Maple; oak; rush
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 91.4 x 34.9 x 26.7 cm )
Description: 
Slat-back highchair with two slats between turned stiles with inverted bell-shaped finials; trapezoidal rush seat; turned arm supports with flattened ball finials; legs joined by two plain, round stretchers in front, one on either side, and one in back.
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, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group