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Photo: Courtesy The Baltimore Museum of Art: Collection of Dorothy McIlvain Scott, Baltimore: Promised gift to The Baltimore Museum of Art BMA R.13211.14 Photography By: Mitro Hood
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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF712

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, American, 1723–1785

Dimensions

40 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. (102.235 x 53.975 x 51.435 cm) Seat height: 16 3/4 in. (42.545 cm) Seat depth: 17 1/4 in. (43.815 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Dorothy McIlvain Scott, Baltimore Museum of Art

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (seat frame)

Inscriptions

incised "I" on the upper interior of the front seat rail; its mate is marked "V".

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

David Stockwell Inc., Wilmington, Delaware. Dorothy McIlvain Scott (born 1912), Baltimore, Maryland; promised gift to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland

Associated names

David Stockwell, Inc.

Bibliography

"David Stockwell, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 83, no. 5 (May 1963): 489.
William Voss Elder and Jayne E. Stokes, American Furniture 1680-1880 from the Collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1987), 24, no. 9, ill.