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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF2854

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1740-1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Ebenezer Gay (1696–1787), Hingham, Massachusetts; by descent to his son, Sidney Howard Gay; by descent to his daughter, Mary Otis Wilcox, New York; by descent to her daughter, Elizabeth Wilcox Kidwell, New York; by descent to her daughter, Emily Kidwell

Associated names

Ebenezer Gay
Sidney Howard Gay
Mary Otis Wilcox
Elizabeth Wilcox Kidwell
Emily Kidwell
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (June 26, 1986), lot 119, ill.