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Easy chair


Object number

RIF3690

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 119.38 cm (47 in.)

Date

1750–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

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 84

Associated names

John Howland Ricketson III
Northeast Auctions

Notes

The flat feet with deeply cushioned pads are uncommon in Rhode Island, but are associated with Massachusetts furniture, see for instance Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Delaware: Winterthur Publications, 1997), no. 7.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III, sale cat. (May 29, 1993), 32, lot 84, ill.