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Side chairs, pair

Object number



Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Carlile, Sr., American, 1727–1796, active 1751–96
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, American, 1723–1785


Height: 38 1/2 in. (97.79 cm); Height at seat rail: 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm)



Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island


Made in Rhode Island, or made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Charles Woolsey Lyon, New York; sold to Reginald M. Lewis (died 1960), Easton, Maryland; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 24–25, 1961, lot 120; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Lansdell K. Christie (1903–1965), Syosset, New York; consigned by his estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, October 21, 1971, lot 79; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1971; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Charles Woolsey Lyon
Reginald Minturn Lewis
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Israel Sack, Inc.
Lansdell K. Christie
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Doris Duke

See also


Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, American Furniture: Property of the Estate of the Late Reginald M. Lewis, sale cat. (March 24–25, 1961), 35, lot 120, ill.
Clifford P. Monahon, "John Brown House Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Rhode Island History 24, no. 2 (April 1965): 34, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 14–15, no. 14, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Lansdell K. Christie Collection of Notable American Furniture, sale cat. (October 21, 1972), 132–33, lot 79, ill.