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Easy chair


Object number

RIF3124

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 121.92 cm (48 in.); Height of seat: 45.72 cm (18 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple and walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Andrew D. Wolfe (1922–1999), Pittsford, New York; consigned by his estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 2001, lot 72

Associated names

Andrew D. Wolfe
Sotheby's

Notes

The unchamfered rear legs, thickness of the medial stretcher, and stockiness of the cabriole legs suggest a Rhode Island origin.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture and Folk Art from the Estate of Andrew D. Wolfe, sale cat. (January 20, 2001), 34, lot 72, ill.