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Easy chair


Object number

RIF2392

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, seat: 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm) Height, crest: 45 1/2 in. (115.57 cm)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (seat rails and rear stretcher)

Inscriptions

A tag on the inside of the front right leg from the Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum listing this chair as 'Loan Number 843'.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the the family of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth (née Helen Metcalf Danforth, 1887–1984), Providence, Rhode Island. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1981; sold to Stanley Paul Sax (1925–1997), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; consigned by his estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 16–17, 1998, lot 442; sold to Susan and Mark Laracy, New York; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 2007, lot 10

Associated names

Mrs. Murray S. Danforth
Israel Sack, Inc.
Stanley Paul Sax
Sotheby's
Mark Laracy
Susan Laracy
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Highly Important Americana from the Stanley Paul Sax Collection, sale cat. (January 16–17, 1998), lot 442, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Susan and Mark Laracy, sale cat. (January 20, 2007), 31, lot 10, ill.