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From: Benno M. Forman, American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730 (New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1988), 366
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Easy chair


Object number

RIF1749

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

119.38 x 84.455 x 54.61 cm (47 x 33 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.); Seat Height: 33.02 cm (13 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Colonel Daniel Putnam Association

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (seat rails, stiles, arms, arm supports, front and top of wings, crest rail, and lower back rail); oak (cones)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Godfrey Malbone (1724–1785), Newport, Rhode Island, and Brooklyn, Connecticut; by descent to Mary Putnam Fogg (1843–1928), Brooklyn, Connecticut; bequeathed to Mary Putnam Clewly, Brooklyn, Connecticut; given to the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association, Brooklyn, Connecticut, 1928

Associated names

Godfrey Malbone
Mary Putnam Fogg
Mary Putnam Clewley

Construction

The medial stretcher is replaced. The stretchers are not pinned to the stiles or front legs. Examined by P. E. Kane and Jennifer Johnson, August 24, 2011.

Bibliography

Benno M. Forman, American Seating Furniture,1630–1730: An Interpretive Catalogue (New York: W. W. Norton, 1988), 366, fig. 191.