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Easy chair


Object number

RIF1676

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 121.92cm (48in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Christie's, New York, June 24, 1991, lot 273

Associated names

Christie's

Notes

The flat feet with deeply cushioned pads are uncommon in Rhode Island, but are associated with Massachusetts furniture, see for instance Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Delaware: Winterthur Publications, 1997), no. 7.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 25, 1991), 168, lot 267, ill.