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Side chair


Object number

RIF2067

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 94.615cm (37 1/4in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (secondary)

Inscriptions

"III," incised, on seat rail rabbet; "IV," incised, on slip seat

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2006, lot 214

Associated names

The Rhode Island Historical Society
Sotheby's

Construction

Tenons on stretchers are single shouldered; rear stretcher is pinned from back; one piece splat shoe pinned at back; two pins fasten side rails to stiles; one pin fastens side stretchers to rear stiles; medial stretcher dovetail to side stretchers; bottom edges of feet chamfered; crest pinned to stiles from front.

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Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Rhode Island Historical Society, sale cat. (October 7, 2006), 152, lot 214, ill.