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Side chair


Object number

RIF3970

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

95.885 x 52.388 x 44.133 cm (37 3/4 x 20 5/8 x 17 3/8 in.)

Date

1750–1790

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Henry A. Hoffman (born 1873), Barrington, Rhode Island and Litchfield, Connecticut; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1953

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 12–13, no. 11, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 139, fig. 180.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 259, fig. 892.