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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3605

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

102.6 x 34.3 x 35.6 cm (40 3/8 x 13 1/2 x 14 in. )

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple; yellow poplar (splat)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Philip Flayderman (1874–1929), Boston; consigned by his estate to American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 137; sold by them to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given by him to Yale University Art Gallery, 1930

Associated names

Philip Flayderman

Construction

The brown paint is old. The upper left stretcher is a replacement. Faint grooves mark the placement of the stretchers, seat rails, and lower back rail. The tops of the front legs are pinned to the front corners of the seat with square wooden pegs. The crest rail is pinned to the stiles.

See also


Bibliography

Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 29, lot 137, ill.
Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 104, no. 89, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 362–364, no. 76.