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Easy chair


Object number

RIF755

Maker

Maker: possibly Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent Eddy family, Warren, Rhode Island. Philip Flayderman, Boston, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 493; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; consigned to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 9, 1932, lot 81. Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser, by 1953

Associated names

Eddy Family
Philip Flayderman
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries
Israel Sack
Israel Sack, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser

See also


Bibliography

"American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 16, no. 6 (December 1929): 451.
Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 43, lot 493, ill.
"Furniture Items from the Year's Sales," Antiques 17, no. 4 (April 1930): 329, fig. 2.
American Art Association and Anderson Galleries, New York, One Hundred Important American Antiques, sale cat. (January 9, 1932), 112, Lot 81.
Albert Sack, "Israel Sack: A Record of Service 1903–1953," Israel Sack, Inc. (1953): 36–37, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 248, 256, fig. 6.2a.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture, 1998 (1998): 33–34, fig. 53.