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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF3060

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: possibly John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height, seat: 40.64 cm (16 in.); Height, crest: 109.22 cm (43 in.)

Date

1760-1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by inheritance to his daughter, Sarah "Sally" Brown Herreshoff (1773–1846), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Charles Frederick Herreshoff III (1809–1888) and his wife, Julia Ann Lewis (1811–1901), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to their daughter, Caroline Louisa Herreshoff (1837–1924), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to Albert Stanton Cheseborough; by descent to Wescote Herreshoff Chesebrough (1908–1979), Providence; sold to a private collector; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 21–22, 2000, lot 709

Associated names

John Brown
Sarah Smith Brown
Charles Frederick Herreshoff III
Caroline Louisa Herreshoff III
Albert Stanton Chesebrough
Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough
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Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 21–22, 2000), 384, lot 709, ill.