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Side chair


Object number

RIF3971

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1725–1760

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); maple (core of splat with mahogany veneer)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, by 1965

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 2–3, no. 2, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 126, fig. 155.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 241, no. 787, ill.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture, 1998 (1998): 16–17, fig. 27.