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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF2527

Maker

Maker Unknown
Designer possibly Charles Follen McKim, 1848 - 1909
Maker: formerly attributed to Thomas Goddard, 1765–1858

Dimensions

Height: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Date

about 1874

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Inscriptions

Label attached to underside reading: "made by Tommy Goddard/ Thomas Robinson/ chippendale chair with 'urn back'"

Style

Federal

Provenance

Thomas Robinson (1730–1817) Newport, Rhode Island, probably ca. 1872; by descent in his family to Henry A. Wood, Jr., Newport. Christie's, New York, October 9, 2002, lot 248; Christie's, January 16–17, 2003, lot 353

Associated names

Henry A. Wood, Jr.
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Mabel M. Swan, "John Goddard's Sons," Antiques 57, no. 6 (June 1950): 449.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, and Folk Art, sale cat. (October 9, 2002), 124, lot 248, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 215, lot 353, ill.