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Side chair


Object number

RIF1196

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

97.79 x 60.96 x 44.45 cm (38 1/2 x 24 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple, chestnut, and white pine (secondary)

Inscriptions

"III" incised on rabbet of front rail and slip seat frame

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Northwest Auctions, Portland, Oregon, 1999; sold to Peter Storey Pentz, Woodinville, Washington; consigned Butterfields, San Francisco, December 3, 2001 (unsold); sold to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2004

Associated names

Northwest Auctions
Peter Storey Pentz
Butterfields

See also


Bibliography

Morrison H. Heckscher, John Townsend: Newport Cabinetmaker, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), 98–99, no. 12, ill.