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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF4194

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.); Height, seat: 43.18 cm (17 in.); Width, feet: 54.61 cm (21 1/2 in.); Depth, feet: 52.07 cm (20 1/2 in.); Depth, seat: 43.18 cm (17 in.)

Date

1760–1785

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“II,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail, on underside of front rail of slip seat, and on rear surface of crest rail, rear rail, shoe, splat, and medial stretcher of one chair; “VI” incised on rabbet of front seat rail ("IIIIII" also incised here), rear of crest, splat, rear rail, shoe, medial stretcher of other chair; “III,” underside of front rail of slip seat of chair marked “VI”

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nicholas Brown (1729–1791), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Poynton Ives (née Hope Brown, 1773–1855), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Moses Brown Ives (1794–1857), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Henry Grinnell Russell (née Hope Brown Ives, 1839–1909), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to her cousin, Robert Hale Ives Goddard (1837–1916), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife, Mrs. R. H. Ives Goddard (née Rebecca Burnette Groesbeck, 1840–1914), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in her family, until 2005; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 22, 2005, lot 827; sold to Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York; sold to private collection

Associated names

Nicholas Brown
Hope Brown Ives
Moses Brown Ives
Hope Brown Ives
Robert Hale Ives Goddard
Mrs. Robert Hale Ives Goddard
Goddard Family
Sotheby's
Leigh Keno American Antiques

See also


Bibliography

Barbara Snow, "Living with Antiques: The Providence Home of Mrs. R.H. Ives Goddard," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 581, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 66–77, lot 827, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana including Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., sale cat. (January 19–21, 2007), 391.
Christie's New York, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Chinese Export, sale cat. (January 19–20 and 23, 2012), 103.
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), 342–344, no. 70, fig. 1.