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Easy chair


Object number

RIF2698

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

120.65 x 89.54 x 77.47 cm (47 1/2 x 35 1/4 x 30 1/2 in.)

Date

1765–1780

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given by him to Winterthur Museum

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 81, ill.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 167, fig. 215.