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From: John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 135, fig. 173
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Side chair


Object number

RIF3990

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm) Width: 24 1/4 in. (61.595 cm) Height of seat rail: 17 1/8 in. (43.498 cm)

Date

1755–95

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple slip seat frame (secondary)

Inscriptions

"Prov" in ink on the slip seat frame

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harriet K. Ewing and Bayard Ewing (1916–1991), Providence, Rhode Island, by 1972

Associated names

Bayard Ewing
Harriet K. Ewing

Construction

The back is straight. Two very small corner blocks brace the seat frame. No bracket responds. No through tenons. Splat seated in shoe. Three joints of slip seat pinned. Source: John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), p. 135.

See also


Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 135, no. 173, 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), 357n3.