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Side chair


Object number

RIF4374

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

102.235 x 55.88 x 45.72 cm (40 1/4 x 22 x 18 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary)

Inscriptions

"L #" written on left front corner of seat frame. "3" written on interior of rear rail. "N3" written on inside of front rail. "N3" written on inside of right side rail. "3" written on inside of left, side rail. "3" written on right front corner of seat frame. Sticker with "L.1497" "3[illegible] written on interior of left side knee bracket. "[Illegible] 3" written on interior of right, side knee bracket. "3" written on interior of right, front knee bracket. "3 [illegible]" written on interior of left front knee bracket. Roman numeral "II" on front right corner of seat.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell Lewis, Cornish, New Hampshire; consigned by their estate to William A. Smith, Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire, May 29, 1971; 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

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell Lewis
William A. Smith, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
Doris Duke