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Side chair


Object number

RIF1678

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Seat Height): 42.545 cm (16 3/4 in.) Overall: 97.79 x 55.88 cm (38 1/2 x 22 in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1978

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Construction

Back bowed. Seat frame construction: rear rail padded with small pieces glued between the inside of the rail and the corner blocks to bring it flush with the inner edge of the post, no trace of corner blocks. No bracket responds. No horizontal shaping. No through tenons. Seating of splat in shoe. The tenons of slip seat frame are pinned through." Source: John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 140.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 6, p. 1553, P4624, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 140, fig. 183.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 275, fig. 983.