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Side chairs, set of six


Object number

RIF3618

Maker

Maker Unknown
Designer possibly Charles Follen McKim, 1848 - 1909
Maker: formerly attributed to Thomas Goddard, 1765–1858

Dimensions

96.52 x 48.895 x 50.8 cm (38 x 19 1/4 x 20 in.); Seat: 41.91 x 48.895 x 40.005 cm (16 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Date

Probably 1872

Current location

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut, cane

Inscriptions

On the two chairs: "Made by 'Tommy Goddard' for Thomas Robinson" on paper labels affixed to the bottom of each seat. On one chair: "...ard G. Cuffe / ..01 E.Chelten Ave / Philadelphia 44, PA" on a torn off address label on the bottom of the rear seat rail. "SAGS" in red paint on the bottom of the rear seat rail of each.

Style

Jacobean Revival

Provenance

By descent in the Wanton-Robinson family, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Henry A. Wood, Jr., Newport; by descent to Sarah A. G. Smith (1905–1997), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 1997; given by her to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997

Associated names

Wanton-Robinson Family
Henry A. Wood, Jr.
Sarah A. G. Smith

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Bibliography

Mabel M. Swan, "John Goddard's Sons," Antiques 57, no. 6 (June 1950): 449.
Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques: The Newport Home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Wood, Jr.," The Magazine Antiques 68, no. 6 (December 1955): 566, ill.