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Photo: Courtesy Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley I. Catzen, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Catzen, in Memory of Hortense B. Catzen BMA 1972.17.1 Photograph By: Mitro Hood
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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF713

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.); Height, seat: 42.863 cm (16 7/8 in.); Width: 53.34 cm (21 in.); Depth: 48.419cm (1/16 in.); Depth, seat: 42.545 cm (16 3/4 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Baltimore Museum of Art

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame and replaced glue blocks)

Inscriptions

Incised front seat rail: incised "III"; the companion chair incised "IIII"; wooden seat frames marked "VI"; companion chair marked "I".

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Mrs. and Mrs. Dudley I. Catzen, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Catzen, 1972; given in memory of Hortense B. Catzen to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland, 1972

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.
Dudley I. Catzen
Mrs. Dudley I. Catzen
Robert W. Catzen
Mrs. Robert W. Catzen

See also


Bibliography

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), 33–34, no. 18, ill.