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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF3995

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

107.95 x 52.705 x 42.228 cm (42 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 16 5/8 in.)

Date

1730–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple, birch, and beech (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harry Arons, Ansonia, Connecticut; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1964; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 151. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 9–10, 2013, lot 73

Associated names

Harry Arons
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 4–5, no. 3, Detail on p.162, fig. 3, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 564–565, fig. 1.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 129, fig. 161.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 949, fig. 12.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 22.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture, 1998 (1998): 38, fig. 19.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 60–61, lot 151.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Important Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 9–10, 2013), 26, lot 73.