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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 10 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1987): 2573
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Chairs, two armchairs and two side chairs


Object number

RIF1100

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall (Height, armchairs): 98.425cm (38 3/4in.) Overall (Height, side chairs): 95.885cm (37 3/4in.) Other (Width): 59.69cm (23 1/2in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

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 in the King family, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to the Misses King, Newport, by 1947. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1990

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
King family

Construction

The arms are screwed to the stiles and the countersunk holes are plugged. The arm supports are joined to the top of the stop-fluted front legs by pinned mortise-and-tenon joints. Source: Harold Sack and Deanne Levison, "Queen Anne and Chippendale Armchairs in America,"Antiques 137, no. 5 (May 1990): 1174.

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Bibliography

Joseph Downs, "The Furniture of Goddard and Townsend," Antiques 52, no. 6 (December 1947): 430, fig. 9.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 10, p. 2573, no. P6225, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 136, no. 6 (December 1989): inside cover, ill.
Harold Sack and Deanne Levison, "Queen Anne and Chippendale Armchairs in America," Antiques 137, no. 5 (May 1990): 1173–1174, pl. VIII.