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Easy chair


Object number

RIF3228

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 118.11 cm (46 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (seat rails)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Mitchell M. Taradash (née Mary Elizabeth Dolan, 1903–1981) and Mitchell M. Taradash (1889–1973), Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York. Christie's, New York, January 18–19, 2001, lot 59

Associated names

Mitchell M. Taradash
Mary Elizabeth Dolan Taradash
Christie's

Notes

Only five Rhode Island easy chairs with claw-and-ball feet and no stretchers have been recorded. For other examples see below.

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2001), 50–51, lot 59, ill.