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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3869

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm) Height, seat: 17 3/4 in. (45.085 cm)

Date

1725–1750

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Possibly owned by Gov. Henry Bull (1610–1694), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Bull family; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collection; consigned to Skinner, Inc., Boston, June 8, 2008, lot 41

Associated names

Gov. Henry Bull
Governor Bull family
John Walton, Inc.
Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 8, 2008), 28, lot 41, 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), 67, 69, 246, fig. 2.