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Object number

RIF916

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

100.33 x 249.556 x 76.835cm (39 1/2 x 98 1/4 x 30 1/4in.)

Date

1780–1790

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); oak (secondary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803) and Sarah Smith Brown (1738–1825), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Norman Herreshoff (1903–1990), Providence; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1971

Associated names

John Brown
Sarah Smith Brown
Norman Herreshoff

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 30–31, no. 28, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 564–565, fig. 5.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 27, no. 4 (1968): cover ill., ill.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 171, fig. 223.
Ruth Davidson, "Museum Accessions," Antiques 103, no. 6 (June 1973): 1078, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 300, fig. 1183.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 53, fig. 1.41.