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Slipper chair


Object number

RIF3241

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 91.44 cm (36 in.); Height, seat rail: 40.64 cm (16 in.); Width: 54.61 cm (21 1/2 in.); Depth: 40.958 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Date

1765-1795

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Inscriptions

Numbered "V" on the front seat rail

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harry Arons, Ansonia, Connecticut; sold 1959 to Pamela Cunningham Copeland (1906 - 2001) and Lammot du Pont Copeland (1905 - 1983), Greenville, Delaware; consigned by their estate to Sotheby's, New York, New York, January 19, 2002, lot 261; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Harry Arons
Lammot du Pont Copeland
Pamela Cunningham Copeland
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

"Harry Arons advertisement," Antiques 76, no. 5 (November 1959): 394, ill.
Morrison H. Heckscher, "Living with Antiques: Mount Cuba in Delaware," Antiques 131, no. 5 (May 1987): 1084, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland, sale cat. (January 19, 2002), 158, lot 261, ill.