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Side chair


Object number

RIF4334

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Christopher Townsend, 1701-1787
Maker formerly attributed Daniel Goddard, 1697 - 1764

Dimensions

100.965 x 53.34 x 42.863 cm (39 3/4 x 21 x 16 7/8 in.)

Date

1745–1755

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

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

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Henry A. Hoffman (born 1873), Litchfield, Connecticut, and Barrington, Rhode Island; given to the Rhode Historical Society, Providence, 1953

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (July 1956): 92–93, no. 14.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (1956): 92–93, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 63, fig. 1.55.