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Side chair, one of an assembled pair


Object number

RIF848

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

97.155 x 57.15 x 50.8cm (38 1/4 x 22 1/2 x 20in.); Seat height: 44.45cm (17 1/2in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Black walnut; soft maple (slip seat frame)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Morse family, Brunswick, Maine. Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, October 29, 1988, lot 42; sold to Donald R. Sack, Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, as agent for Ann and Philip Holzer, Great Neck, New York

Associated names

Morse family
Skinner, Inc.
Donald R. Sack American Antiques
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer

Construction

Retains its original leather seat

See also


Bibliography

Robert W. Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., Americana, sale cat. (October 29, 1988), 200, lot 42.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 50–53, no. 17, side chair on left, p.51, illus.17.1;, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2012), 161, lot 224.