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Easy chair


Object number

RIF771

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 119.38 cm (47 in.); Height, seat: 34.29 cm (13 1/2 in.); Width: 96.203 cm (37 7/8 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

George C. Bryant (born 1873) and Florence Adele Farrel Bryant (1877–1949), Ansonia, Connecticut; by descent to their son; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1959; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 146

Associated names

Judge George C. Bryant
Mrs. George C. Bryant
Israel Sack, Inc.
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 26–27, no. 24, Detail on p.163, fig.24, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 944, fig. 6.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 48–49, lot 146.