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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3296

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Inscriptions

Each chair bears a small brass plaque with the following inscription: "Actor Patten and Jane McLellan 1766, Rachel Patten 1835, Rachel Jane Elwell 1874."

Provenance

Jane McLellan Patten and Actor Patten, Bath and Topsham, Maine, about 1766; by descent to their daughter, Mrs. William Patten (née Rachel Patten); by descent to her daughter, Rachel Jane Elwell; by descent to her son, William Patten Elwell; by descent to Theodore Stulb Elwell; by descent to Mary Dickie, Charlottesville, Virginia; consigned by her to Sotheby's, New York, October 22, 1988, lot 389; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1988

Associated names

Actor Patten
Rachel Patten
Rachel Jane Elwell
William Patten Elwell
Theodore Stulb Elwell
Mrs. Mary W. Dickie
Sotheby's
Israel Sack, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 9, p. 2465, no. P6114, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (October 22, 1988), lot 389, ill.