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Side chair


Object number

RIF3973

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Date

1730–1760

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 (primary); maple (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to George Waterman, Jr.; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, January 30–February 1, 1975, lot 1027; sold to Marian M. (died 1998) and James L. Britton, Jr. (1908–1988), Houston; consigned by her estate to Christie's, New York, January 16, 1999, lot 577

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
George Waterman, Jr.
Sotheby Parke Bernet
James L. Britton, Jr.
Marian M. Britton
Christie's

Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 131, fig. 164.
Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "A Houston Collection of American Antiques," Antiques 108, no. 3 (September 1975): 503, fig. 1.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Americana, sale cat. (January 30–February 1, 1975), lot 1027, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 242, no. 796, ill.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Britton, sale cat. (January 16, 1999), 63, lot 577.