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Side chair


Object number

RIF750

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 100.33cm (39 1/2in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (crossbraces); maple (seat rails)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Martha Codman Karolik (1858–1948) and Maxim Karolik (1893–1963), Boston, Massachusetts, and Newport, Rhode Island, before 1939; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1939

Associated names

Martha Codman Karolik
Maxim Karolik

Construction

Side seat rail tenons pass through the rear stiles.

See also


Bibliography

Edwin J Hipkiss, Eighteenth-Century American Arts: The M. and M. Karolik Collection (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1950), 164–165, no. 101, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), fig. 433.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 260–61, fig. 394, 394a.