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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF2982

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

107.315 x 71.12 x 71.12 cm (42 1/4 x 28 x 28 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (rear stiles, seat rails, stay rail, and crest rail); and white oak (curved part of crest rail)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"REV SPENCER," in graphite, on seat rail

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Reverend Spencer. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, 1980. Elizabeth Sapadin, Haddonfield, New Jersey, by 1984. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to Gloria and Richard Manney; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, June 23–24, 1993, lot 486; sold to Ann and Philip Holzer, Great Neck, New York; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2012, lot 221

Associated names

Reverend ? Spencer
John Walton, Inc.
Elizabeth Sapadin
Gloria Manney
Richard Manney
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer
Sotheby's

Bibliography

"John Walton, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 118, no. 3 (September 1980): 318, ill.
Elizabeth Sapadin and Sheila Saul, "Living with Antiques: A Home in Southern New Jersey," Antiques 75, no. 1 (January 1984): 252, pl. II, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (June 23–24, 1993), lot 486, ill.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection Supplement to Catalogue (n.p.: privately printed, 1993), 202–203, no. 79, fig. 79.1.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2012), 159, lot 221, ill.