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From: John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 133, fig. 168
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Side chairs, set of five


Object number

RIF3992

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 98.425 cm (38 3/4 in.); Height, seat rail: 41.91 cm (16 1/2 in.); Width: 52.07 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1770

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); pine (slip seat frame)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Parson Thomas Smith, Newport, Rhode Island, and Falmouth, Maine. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc. New York, 1949. Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Milhiser, Richmond, Virginia, by 1965

Associated names

Parson Thomas Smith
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser

See also


Bibliography

"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 55, no. 6 (June 1949): 417, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 8–9, no. 8, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 133, fig. 168.
Joan Barzilay Freund, Alan Miller, and Leigh Keno, "The Very Pink of the Mode: Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, Their Influence," American Furniture (1996): 295–96, fig. 45.