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Bow-back Windsor side chairs, set of eight


Object number

RIF4364

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

36 3/4 x 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (93.345 x 46.99 x 49.53 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Unknown

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"4898" 2001.326.1: Small sticker with red border on underside of seat: 2001.326.2: "No.91" written in pencil on underside of seat. Paper sticker on underside of seat with "4879". 2001.326.6: "4873" on paper sticker on bottom of seat. 2001.326.7: "No.91" written in pencil on bottom of seat. "4874" in paper sticker of bottom of seat. 2001.326.8: Stick with "91" on the underside of seat. Paper sticker with "4877" on the underside of seat. 2001.326.9: Small sticker with red border on underside of seat "4898".

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Mrs. Morris Friedsam, Spofford Lake, New Hampshire; consigned to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, February 27, 1971, lot 199; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1971; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Mrs. Morris Friedsam
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 18th and 19th Century American Furniture: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Morris Friedsam, sale cat. (February 27, 1971), 45–46, lot 199, ill.