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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 1 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1969): 151, fig. 411
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Armchair


Object number

RIF1476

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"This chair was originally the property of the Hon. Elbridge Gerry, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Massachusetts, and at the time of his decease, Vice President of the United States. Presented to Mrs. Joseph Brooks by the Hon. Ichabod Washburn, of Worcester, Mass., March 8, 1959." engraved on plaque placed on the back of the armchair

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Originally owned by the Hon. Elbridge Gerry (1744–1814), Marblehead, Massachusetts. Hon. Ichabod Washburn (1798–1868), Worcester, Massachusetts; given to Mrs. Joseph Brooks, 1959. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1961

Associated names

Hon. Elbridge Gerry
Hon. Ichabod Washburn
Mrs. Joseph Brooks
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 1, p. 151, no. 411, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 16-17, no. 15, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 56, 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), 92n38.