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Photo: Courtesy The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Bayou Bend Collection, Gift of Miss Ima Hogg, B.66.1
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Easy chair


Object number

RIF2618

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

123.19 x 91.44 x 69.215 cm (48 1/2 x 36 x 27 1/4 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Soft maple (primary); birch (top of wings); soft maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the Winsor family, Providence, Rhode Island. Ginsburg and Levy, New York, 1963; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, Texas, 1966; given to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1966

Associated names

Winsor family
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Construction

The rear legs are slightly chamfered below the stretchers. The turned rear stretcher is doweled into the rear legs, and wood-pinned at the proper right rear leg only. The blocked and turned side stretchers are tenoned and wood-pinned to the rear and shell-carved cabriole front legs, which end in shod pad feet. Examined by P. E. Kane, August 8, 2013; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

"Ginsburg and Levy advertisement," Antiques 84, no. 6 (December 1963): 643.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 29, no. 54, B.66.1.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 35, no. F60, ill.