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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Bequest of Ella Hodges Harlow, 35.269; photo by Erik Gould
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Side chair


Object number

RIF3994

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

100.33 x 54.61 x 42.7 cm (39 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 16 13/16 in.); Height, seat: 41.28 cm (16 1/4 in.)

Date

1735–1765

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

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

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Seat is notched "v" and seat frame "III"

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Ella Hodges Harlow (1855–1930), Providence, Rhode Island, and Boston, Massachusetts; by descent to her husband, Jonathan Edwards Harlow (1852–1935), Brookline, Massachusetts; bequeathed by him to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1935

Associated names

Ella Hodges Harlow
Jonathan Edwards Harlow

Bibliography

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), 73, fig. 55.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 130, fig. 162.
"American and English Decorative Arts," Antiques 104, no. 4 (October 1973): 534.
Hedy B. Landman, "The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 927.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 161–162, no. 102, ill.