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Armchair

Object Number: 
1937.1372
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Oak, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 27 x 18 in. ( 94 x 68.6 x 45.7 cm )
Description: 
Armchair with elaborately turned spindles (ring-ball-and-sausage); complex arrangement of spindles in back and supporting arms; arm rests formed from a single turned column split in half; board seat which fits into grooves in the seat rails; legs reinforced by sausage-turned stretchers.
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: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group