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Side chair


Object number

RIF716

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

103.823 x 53.499 x 45.403cm (40 7/8 x 21 1/16 x 17 7/8in.)

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); cherry (seat frame)

Inscriptions

The frame is numbered I, the seat frame VI.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the Huse family, Greenland, New Hampshire; by descent to the Gilbert family, Stratham, New Hampshire; by descent to Paine Wingate (1739–1838); by descent to Sarah M. Gilbert; by descent to Dorothy Buhler; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1963

Associated names

Huse family
Gilbert family
Paine Wingate
Sarah M. Gilbert
Dorothy Buhler
Dorothy Buhler

Bibliography

Richard H Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965), 170–171, no. 133, fig. 133A, B.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 131, fig. 165.