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Side chairs, three


Object number

RIF2884

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Thomas Davenport, 1681–1745

Dimensions

38 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 17 in. (97.16 x 56.52 x 43.18 cm)

Date

1745–70

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frames on two of the three)

Marks

None (on two of the three)

Inscriptions

"VIII," incised, on slip seat, and "II," incised, on rabbet of front seat rail, on left chair in Sotheby's 1985 catalogue; "II," incised, on slip seat, and "III," incised, on rabbet of front seat rail, on right chair in the Sotheby's 1985 catalogue

Style

Chippendale, Queen Anne

Provenance

Scott Bartlett; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, February 2, 1985, lot 1013; sold to John Walton, Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; a pair (left and right in the 1985 Sotheby's catalogue) sold to a private collection

Associated names

Scott Bartlett
Sotheby's
John Walton, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture: The Collection of Scott Bartlett, sale cat. (February 2, 1985), lot 1013, ill.