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Fan-back Windsor side chair


Object number

RIF898

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1780-1790

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Pine (seat)

Style

Windsor chairs

Provenance

Part of furnishings of Lawtondale Farm, Thornton, Rhode Island, home of the descendants of cabinetmaker Robert Lawton, Jr., Newport, Rhode Island, and Christopher Robinson, South Kingstown, Rhode Island; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, before November 1969; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 171; sold to Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Associated names

Descendants of Christopher Robinson of South Kingston
Descendants of Robert Lawton of Newport
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's

Notes

This Windsor chair was found with RIF 4482 at Lawtondale Farm, Thornton, R.I.

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Still More Notes on Rhode Island Cabinetmakers and Allied Craftsmen," Rhode Island History 28, no. 4 (November 1969): 120, fig. 2.
Robert Bishop, How to Know American Antique Furniture (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1973), 98, fig. 119.
Joseph K. Ott, "Exports of Furniture, Chaises, and Other Wooden Forms from Providence and Newport, 1783–1795," Antiques 107, no. 1 (January 1975): 137, ill.
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 253, fig. 6-22.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 92, lot 171.