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Easy chair


Object number

RIF737

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

112.08 x 81.28 x 68.58 cm (44 1/8 x 32 x 27 in.); Height, seat: 35.56 cm (14 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Jabes Huntington's / chair - from Edith / (Huntington) Wilson, " engraved on a copper tag on the inside of one leg; illegible inscription, in chalk, on rear surface of crest; loops, in graphite, on rear surface of crest, exterior wings, and exterior wing supports

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

General Jabez Huntington (1719–1786), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent Jedediah Huntington (1743–1818), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent to his son, Jabez Huntington (1767–1848), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent to Edith Huntington Wilson (1869–1939). Clifford Everett Hale Whitlock (1912–2003), New Haven, Connecticut. Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts, June 5, 2005, lot 82. Private collection, New England. Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connecticut, October 11, 2008, lot 60; private collection, 2008

Associated names

Jabez Huntington
Jedediah Huntington
Jabez Huntington
Edith Huntington Wilson
Clifford Everett Hale Whitlock
Skinner, Inc.
Private collection
Nadeau's Auction Gallery

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 5, 2005), 29, lot 82.
"Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (August 8, 2008), 127, ill.