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From: William M. Pillsbury, "Earning a Living, 1788-1818: Job Danforth, Cabinetmaker," Rhode Island History vol. 31, nos. 2 & 3 (May and August 1972): 86-87, fig. 4.
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Side chair


Object number

RIF4351

Maker

Maker possibly by Job Danforth, 1745–1838

Dimensions

39 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (100.33 x 52.07 x 39.37 cm)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"I," incised on inside surface of front seat rail

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Possibly Job Danforth (1745–1838), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his son William Raleigh Danforth (1787–1861), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Colonel J. Danforth Edwards (1899–1989), Cranston and Wakefield, Rhode Island; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1967

Associated names

William Raleigh Danforth
Maj. J. Danforth Edwards

Bibliography

William M. Pillsbury, "Earning a Living 1788–1818: Job Danforth, Cabinetmaker," Rhode Island History 31, nos. 2 and 3 (May and August 1972): 86–87, fig. 4.