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Side chair


Object number

RIF1311

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 102.235 x 52.705 x 43.18cm (40 1/4 x 20 3/4 x 17in.)

Date

1740–1770

Current location

Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut; maple (slip seat frame); pine (corner blocks)

Inscriptions

The back rail of the slip seat frame is marked "VI"

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Probably originally owned by Dr. Thomas Williams (1718–1775), Deerfield, Massachusetts; by descent to his son, Ephraim Williams (1760–1835); by descent to his son, Bishop John Williams (1817–1899); bequeathed to his first cousin, twice removed, William Stoddard Williams (1834–1911); bequeathed to his niece, Mary Williams Fields Fuller (1863–1951); given to Historic Deerfield, Inc.,Massachusetts

Associated names

Dr. Thomas Williams
Ephraim Williams
Bishop John Williams
William Stoddard Williams
Mary Williams Fields Fuller

Bibliography

Dean A. Fales, Jr., The Furniture of Historic Deerfield (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1976), 46, fig. 79.
Elizabeth Stillinger, Historic Deerfield (New York: Dutton Studio Books, 1992), 130, ill.