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Photo from: The Anderson Galleries. Colonial Furniture: The Superb Collection of Mr. Francis Hill Bigelow of Cambridge, Mass., Part One, New York, New York, January 17, 1924, p. 92, lot 142
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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF2012

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

106.045 x 52.07 x 50.8cm (41 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 20in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

William Ellery (1727-1820), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. William Stedman (née Almy Ellery, 1759-1839), Newburyport, Massachusetts; by descent to her son, Francis Dana Stedman (1801-1880), Boston, Massachusetts; by descent to his adopted son Walter R. Stedman (born 1851), Boston; sold to Francis Hill Bigelow (1859-1933), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1909; consigned to The Anderson Galleries, New York, January 17, 1924, lot 142

Associated names

William Ellery
William Stedman
Francis Dana Stedman
W. R. Stedman
Francis H. Bigelow
Anderson Galleries

Bibliography

Anderson Galleries, New York, Colonial Furniture: The Superb Collection of Mr. Francis Hill Bigelow of Cambridge, Mass., Part One, sale cat. (January 17, 1924), 92, lot 142.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture, 1998 (1998): fig. 41.
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), 5n14.