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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF1445

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

39 x 21 1/2 x 16 in. (99.06 x 54.61 x 40.64 cm) Height, seat: 16 in. (40.64 cm)

Date

1755–1775

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent to Harriet Phillips (née Simmons), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Robert Simmons Phillips (1873–1944), Providence, Rhode Island; given by his estate to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1944

Associated names

Harriet Simmons Phillips
Robert Simmons Phillips

See also


Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 33, no. 7, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 163, no. 104, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 73, 75, fig. 8, 9 (detail).