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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Edward B. Aldrich, 54.056; photo by Erik Gould
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Side chair


Object number

RIF3476

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

102.87 x 55.88 x 53.34 cm (40 1/2 x 22 x 21 in.); Height, seat: 43.18 cm (17 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Boston or Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (seat frame)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Edward B. Aldrich; given by him to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1954

Associated names

Edward B. Aldrich

Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 127, fig. 157.
Hedy B. Landman, "The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 92.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 159, no. 100, ill.