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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1952.0132
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Side chair


Object number

RIF720

Maker

Maker possibly by John Carlile and Sons, active 1789–1803

Dimensions

98.108 x 53.34 x 48.26cm (38 5/8 x 21 x 19in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); ash (front rail); soft maple (rear rail and open braces); chestnut (front very small corner blocks)

Inscriptions

A former owner wrote concerning this chair, "When I removed the numerous covers on the seat, an old piece of cloth was signed / "Chas. Burling Stevenson / Stephens & Satler Co. / Providence 1810"

Style

Federal

Provenance

Mrs. Calvin H. Pease, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1952

Associated names

Mrs. Calvin H. Pease

See also


Bibliography

Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788–1825 (New York: Viking Press, 1966), 96, no. 45, ill.