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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3678

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 1/2 in. (102.87 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Inscriptions

Rear stiles bear museum numbers 33.616, 33.617.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; John Howland Ricketson III (1902–1986),Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), May 29, 1993, lot 55

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Northeast Auctions
John Howland Ricketson III

Notes

The double-ring turnings on the medial stretchers, the prominence of the rings on the side stretchers near the back legs, and the squareness of the legs where they meet the floor suggest a Rhode Island origin.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III, sale cat. (May 29, 1993), 12, lot 55, ill.