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Easy chair


Object number

RIF1673

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 121.603 cm (47 7/8 in.); Width: 90.17 cm (35 1/2 in.); Height, seat rail: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1963; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1963; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 141

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's

Bibliography

"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 84, no. 2 (August 1963): 123.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 28–29, no. 26.
Morrison H. Heckscher, "Form and Frame: Thoughts on the American Easy Chair," Antiques 100, no. 6 (December 1971): 889, fig. 8.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 160, fig. 201.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 950, fig. 14.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 34–35, lot 141, ill.