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From: Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1984), 409
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Side chair


Object number

RIF843

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

96.044 x 53.34 x 42.545 cm (37 13/16 x 21 x 16 3/4 in.); Seat height: 42.863 cm (16 7/8 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Historic New England (www.historicnewengland.com), formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, or made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (front and side rails), white pine (corner blocks)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Julia Crocker; bequeathed to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England), Boston, 1933

Associated names

Julia Crocker

Construction

The rear legs, flaring only slightly. The backs of the stiles are rounded. The rear seat rail is solid mahogany. Triangular blocks are nailed to the rear corners of the seat with four rosehead nails each; small blocks, originally glued to the front corners, are missing. The chair, which was reupholstered only once before, is covered in reproduction yellow moreen; the brass nails follow the original pattern. The medial stretcher is a replacement. The cracked left front leg and broken rear stretcher have been glued. Small pieced repairs were made to the left stretcher and to the top of the right front leg. The seat rails have suffered woodworm damage. Source: Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye. ,New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984), 410.

See also


Bibliography

Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984), 409–410, no. 122, ill.
John Bivins, The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina: 1700–1820 (Winston-Salem, N.C.: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1988), 198, fig. 5.125.
Jeffrey P. Greene, American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure (Newtown, Conn: The Taunton Press, 1996), 75, ill.