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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF865

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

96.52 x 54.61 x 45.72cm (38 x 21 1/2 x 18in.)

Date

1775–1790

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Originally owned by Christopher Champlin (1731–1805), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Champlin family, possibly to Mrs. Oliver Hazard Perry (née Elizabeth Champlin Mason, 1791–1858); sold at the sale of the contents of the Perry House, Parade (Washington Square) Newport, 1858; purchased by the King family of Newport, and Albany, New York; by descent to Peter King, Newport; sold to Ralph Carpenter, Jr. (1909–2009), Newport, for the Preservation Society of Newport County, 1953

Associated names

Christopher Champlin
Elizabeth Mason Champlin Perry
King family
Peter King

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Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 39, fig. 3.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 30, 200, no. 4, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Newport, A Center of Colonial Cabinetmaking," Antiques 147, no. 4 (April 1995): 550, pl. I, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 3, 374–76, 378, no. 81.