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Photo: Courtesy The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Bayou Bend Collection, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg
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Easy chair


Object number

RIF847

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 121.285 x 86.995 x 69.85 cm (47 3/4 x 34 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Date

1730–1800

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island or eastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); soft maple (rear legs); soft maple (all secondary wood; the wings and crest were not sampled)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

David Stockwell, Wilmington, Delaware; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas, 1959; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1959

Associated names

David Stockwell, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Construction

The top of the wings and crest rail retain their original upholstery material. The back retains its original webbing, grass stuffing, and linen cover.

Bibliography

David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 28, no. 52.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 34, no. F59, ill.